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Fire Evacuation Plan Template


Use this fire evacuation plan template to develop a guide that suits your needs.

To ensure the safety of residences and commercial establishments or buildings, a fire evacuation plan is very much necessary, and even required by law. The plan will serve as a guide and make sure that everyone knows what to do or where to go in case of fire, or when the smoke alarm sounds.

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Depending on the size of the building and the number of occupants, you need to develop a fire evacuation plan that fits your specific situation. Your fire safety plan should include the following components:

  • Draw a floor plan of your building
  • Specify all possible emergency exits
  • Safe assembly point
  • Know if there’s anyone who needs assistance in case of fire
  • Call the fire department
  • Specific responsibilities of occupants for maintenance of installed equipment to prevent or control fires.
  • Practice your escape

To get you started with your own plan, you can use this fire evacuation plan template to creating a specific plan for your home or business building.

Building Name: _____________

List of fire hazards associated with the normal use and occupancy of the building: ____________

Persons in-charged of maintaining installed equipment to prevent fire:  ________________

Identification and assignment of personnel responsible for rescue or emergency medical aid: ___________

Specific methods of notifying occupants in case of fire: ___________________

Means of reporting fires to fire department: ________________

List of people with contact information for specific details and explanation of duties under the plan: ______________

Description of the alarm communication system: __________________

Site plan for safety assembly point out side the building: __________________

Locations of fire hydrants: ______________

Floor plans showing the locations of the following:

  • Fire exits
  • Primary routes for evacuation
  • Secondary routes for evacuation
  • Manual fire alarm boxes
  • Fire alarm controls
  • Areas of refuge
  • Portable fire extinguishers

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Once you are done with the fire evacuation plan template, be sure to make it available in your home or business buildings. Another copy also should be provided for the fire code official in your area.