Fire Exit Drill Frequencies

High-rise buildings, institutional occupancies (Hospitals), assembly occupancies greater than 300 persons, educational occupancies (Daycare and K-12), and residential occupancies (Dormitories, Residence Halls and Apartments) must conduct fire drills at the frequencies noted below:

Building Type Frequency
High-rise Quarterly
Hospital Quarterly for each shift
Assembly Quarterly for employees only
Educational Occupancies Monthly
Residential Quarterly

All departments are encouraged to conduct an evacuation drill at least annually in accordance with their written Emergency Evacuation and Operations Plan (EEOP).

We provide a fire drill report form (pdf) to assist departments in conducting fire drills. This report form requires Adobe Acrobat ReaderGet Acrobat Reader