Q: What is an Emergency Preparedness and Evacuation Planning Checklist?

A: It’s a long name, but its purpose is simple: to help residents of a building develop an evacuation plan in case of a fire. The list was developed by the FDNY, the Department of Emergency Management, and the Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities, and it highlights the exact steps that should be taken during an emergency. Don’t forget to distribute this Emergency Preparedness Guide to your tenants every three years, and the checklist needs to be distributed building wide annually!

Still feeling the heat of the Checklist? Learn all about it and other fire safety requirements here.