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Emergency Preparedness

Fire Safety Plans and Combined Fire Safety and Emergency Action Plans

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The Safety Group Ltd. offers rigorous emergency preparedness training and code compliance services in New York and Philadelphia. Our team stays up to the date with evolving changes in building and safety codes.

New York City was the first city in the U.S. to establish strict rules to improve fire prevention and encouraging fire safety in construction sites.  The rules of the City of New York that pertain to fire safety and emergency preparedness are revised periodically. New York City adopted the International Fire Code in 2008 and implemented it in 2011. The Rules of the City of New York were revised again to adopt the Fire Code of 2014.  The most significant changes were as follows:

Comprehensive Fire Safety/Emergency Action – (Level 1)

These plans are required for most office buildings, large places of assembly (5,000 +) , large hotels (>50 rooms above street level), educational occupancies (‘B’ occupancies with 2-way communications), mercantile (high rise mercantile and covered malls >300,000 sq. ft.)

 

Simplified Fire and Emergency Preparedness Plans (Level 2)

For occupancies smaller than those requiring a Level 1 plan.

 

Informational Fire and Emergency Guide and/or notices (Level 3)

For apartment buildings and other residential occupancies.


In addition, there were changes made to the code that impacts office buildings and hotels:

Large hotels must now create, file, and gain approval of a new Comprehensive Fire Safety/Emergency Action Plan. Until this code change, hotels only had to file a Fire Safety and Evacuation Plan. The Safety Group can prepare and file your hotel's new plan for you.

Hotels and office buildings must now include responses to medical emergencies in their plans. Neither Fire Safety nor Emergency Action Plans required this inclusion in the past. The Safety Group can amend your plan to include this provision and any other updates that are required.

Emergency preparedness staff must have access to an approved public emergency notification system. The protocol for fire and non-fire emergency drills has changed – Office buildings need conduct only 2 drills per year. Each drill must cover responses to fire and non-fire emergencies.


The Safety Group Ltd. provides ongoing services that encompass all aspects of emergency preparedness.

We establish the Fire Safety Program, as well as conduct drills in office buildings and hotels on a subscription basis. Our team combines Fire and Non-fire emergency drills, logbooks and adherence to logbook requirements, pre-test preparation for Fire Safety and Emergency Action Plan onsite tests, and periodic site visits to ensure buildings are in compliance.


The Safety Group, LTD team has prepared and filed many plans for office buildings and hotels, including:

  • FDNY Headquarters at 9 MetroTech Center
  • The New York Life Building
  • The New York Times Building
  • The Decoration and Design Building
  • Yeshiva University – Cardozo Law School
  • Portfolio of Cohen Brothers Realty – 10 Class A buildings in midtown Manhattan
  • Time Equities commercial portfolio - 4 Class A buildings in Manhattan
  • Ace Hotel
  • Fairfield Inn & Suites

For more information on emergency preparedness for office buildings and hotel codes, click here.

The Safety Group Ltd. is a one-stop supplier for all fire safety and Emergency Action Plan needs. For Emergency Preparedness Services in New York and Philadelphia, Call the Safety Group Ltd. today.

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