Fire & Life Safety Drills

Fire Drills

Fire & Life Safety Drills Local Law 5-73

Fire Drills – Local Law 5/73

The primary reason for conducting office building fire drills is to educate building occupants about the procedures to follow in the event of a fire. These drills provide an opportunity for occupants to locate and use primary and alternative exit routes, and to familiarize themselves with any alarm system components found on their floor such as manual pull boxes and warden phones. Fire drills are the time to not only prepare for fire, but to enable employees to be better able to handle the many other non-fire situations they may encounter.


Class B Office Building Fire Drills

Fire drills must be conducted every six (6) months on each floor of the building. When conducting drills, all occupants must participate in the drill. Records of such drills must be maintained in a log book for three (3) years.

Note: Buildings with new Fire Safety Plans must conduct a floor drill every 3 months for the first 2 years


Hotel Fire Drills

Fire drills in hotels must be conducted for staff quarterly on each shift. Hotel guests are not required to participate in these sessions. Records of such drills must be maintained in a log book for three (3) years.


Local Law #26 for Non-Fire Emergencies

A training exercise by which building occupants are familiarized with and/or practice the procedures for safe, orderly and expeditious sheltering in place, in-building relocation, partial evacuation or evacuation, in accordance with the emergency action plan, and to evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of the implementation of such plan.


Record Keeping

Global Security Group, Inc. can provide FDNY approved logbooks to for record keeping compliance.