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      Evacuation (Life Safety Code)

      Q: We have a sister hospital in our health system who places egress route maps in common places. Their facilities manager and I were chatting this morning…

      Brad Keyes, CHSP | May 10, 2021
      Evacuation (Life Safety Code) Q&A

      Q: Our fire plan says if there were ever a fire in our hospital, we would evacuate our patients horizontally to the other side of the smoke barrier. It…

      Bob Armbrister | Jun 29, 2017
      Evacuation (Life Safety Code) Q&A Stairwells

      Q: I just got cited by the Joint Commission for having evacuation chairs at tops of our stairwells. The chairs were not causing any egress issues in my…

      Bob Armbrister | Jun 12, 2017
      Evacuation (Life Safety Code) Q&A Stairwells

      Q: I understand it would be best to not place something affixed to the walls of the exit stairwell that protrudes in to the path of egress, which in turn,…

      Bob Armbrister | Feb 17, 2017
      Evacuation (Life Safety Code) Article

      Q: Are evacuation route maps required in a hospital? We have them in our facility, but I’ve heard some people say they are not required. If they are not…

      Bob Armbrister | Apr 15, 2016
      Evacuation (Life Safety Code) Article

      Q: Where in the Life Safety Code does it say evacuation route maps are required to be posted on the floors in a hospital?  I cannot find the reference and…

      Bob Armbrister | Dec 25, 2015
      Evacuation (Life Safety Code) Q&A Maps

      Q: Are evacuation route drawings required to be posted at nurse stations or anywhere else per Joint Commission or CMS requirements?

      Bob Armbrister | May 18, 2015
      Evacuation (Life Safety Code) Q&A

      Q: Are stairway evacuation chairs required in all high rises, or business occupancies in general?

      Bob Armbrister | Mar 2, 2015
      Evacuation (Life Safety Code) Stairwells Article

      We should all know that storage of items in an exit enclosure, such as a stairwell, is not permitted by the Life Safety Code. Right? Well... there are…

      Bob Armbrister | Dec 25, 2014
      Evacuation (Life Safety Code) Q&A Fire Alarm Hotel

      Q: We own and operate a hotel on our hospital campus and are revamping our fire plan. Are we required to have all the hotel guests evacuate their rooms…

      Bob Armbrister | Dec 15, 2014