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PDFWAC 110-145-1670

Do I need a written emergency plan?

(1) You must have a written plan on how you will evacuate children in case of fire or other emergencies such as natural disasters or unforeseen events. Evacuation plans must be developed reflective of the developmental level and behaviors of children living in your facility.
(2) You must be prepared for emergencies (such as hostile persons on the premises, fires, or earthquakes) by having a written evacuation plan prepared that identifies how you will:
(a) Educate and familiarize your residents appropriate to their age and development level; and
(b) Notify the department if an incident occurs.
(3) The emergency plan must include an evacuation floor plan, identifying exit doors and windows, and must be posted at each exit door. You must ensure that the evacuation plan includes:
(a) Action to be taken by the person discovering a fire, including methods for sounding an alarm on the premises;
(b) Action to be taken following a natural disaster or emergency;
(c) Evacuation of the building in a manner that ensures safety for staff and children; and
(d) Action to be taken while waiting for the fire department.
(4) Emergency plans should be easily viewable for staff and residents at all times.
[WSR 18-14-078, recodified as § 110-145-1670, filed 6/29/18, effective 7/1/18. Statutory Authority: Chapters 13.34 and 74.13 RCW, RCW 74.15.030(2), 74.15.311(2), 74.13.032, 13.04.011, 74.13.020, 13.34.030, 74.13.031, 13.34.145, 74.15.311, 74.15.030, and 2013 c 105. WSR 15-01-069, § 388-145-1670, filed 12/11/14, effective 1/11/15.]
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