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GUIDE TO COMPLIANCE: CHICAGOS EMERGENCY PROCEDURES ORDINANCE FOR HIGH RISE BUILDINGS

Prepared by

BUILDING OWNERS AND MANAGERS ASSOCIATION OF CHICAGO


120 South LaSalle Street, Suite 1400 Chicago, IL 60603-3401 (312) 236-5237 http://www.boma-chicago.org

Building Owners and Managers Association of Chicago2002

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Overview ....................................................................................................................1 Summary of Requirements ................................................................................... A-1 Substitute Ordinance ..............................................................................................B-1 Rules & Regulations ..............................................................................................C-1 ADAAG Signage ............................................................................................... D-1 ADAAG Areas of Rescue Assistance.................................................................E-1 Internet Resources.................................................................................................. F-1 BOMA/Chicago Information ................................................................................ G-1

Portions of this material were prepared by the Building Owners and Managers Association of Chicago (BOMA/Chicago). While this material is accurate to the best of our knowledge, it is qualified in its entirety by reference to Chapters 13-76, 13-78, 13-196, and 18-30 of the Municipal Code of Chicago and the Rules and Regulations pursuant thereto. BOMA/Chicago makes no representations or warranties, express or implied, concerning the accuracy, veracity, or completeness of the statements or opinions contained herein.

CHICAGOS EMERGENCY PROCEDURES ORDINANCE FOR HIGH RISE BUILDINGS: OVERVIEW OF ORDINANCE AND REGULATIONS FOR COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS
I. Legislative History A. Response to events of September 11 B. Original ordinance i. Added new Chapter 13-78 High Rise Buildings Emergency Procedure and related provisions to Chicago Municipal Code ii. Introduced in City Council on October 3, 2001 iii. Passed by City Council on October 30, 2001 iv. Effective date November 28, 2001 C. Substitute ordinance (amendment) i. Amended requirements for signage at stairwells & areas of rescue assistance and extended deadlines for erection of those signs ii. Introduced in City Council on March 27, 2002 iii. Passed by City Council on May 1, 2002 iv. Effective date - May 7, 2002 D. Interpretive rules & regulations i. Issued on March 21, 2002 Key Dates A. Emergency evacuation plans required by February 26, 2002 B. Filing of plans with Citys Office of Emergency Management & Communications (OEMC) required for Category 1 & 2 buildings by February 26, 2002 C. Certification of Fire Safety Directors and Deputies by March 29, 2002 D. Elevator & elevator lobby signage by May 27, 2002 E. Conduct of initial safety drills by May 27, 2002 F. Areas of rescue assistance signage by September 2, 2002 G. Stairwell signage (interior & occupancy side) by September 2, 2002 H. Changes to filed plans required to be filed with OEMC in January and July of each year (see V.C below) Application & Coverage A. All high rise buildings in Chicago i. Any new or existing structure over 80 feet above grade ii. Occupancy classification A (residential), C (assembly), D (open air assembly), E (business), F (mercantile), and G (industrial) iii. Measurement includes functional structures (e.g., rooftop mechanical penthouse) but not ornamental elements B. Signage requirements also apply to any building over three stories

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Categories A. Category 1 Over 780 feet B. Category 2 Over 540 feet to 780 feet C. Category 3 Over 275 feet to 540 feet D. Category 4 80 feet and over, to 275 feet Creation, Filing, & Distribution of Plans A. Every high rise building required to have a plan in place B. Responsibility of building owner C. Required to file plans with Citys Office of Emergency Management and Communication (OEMC) i. All Category 1 & Category 2 buildings, regardless of occupancy classification ii. Category 3 & Category 4 buildings which are also of occupancy classification C (assembly) or D (open air assembly), if assembly area occupies more than 50% of total floor area iii. Others encouraged to file plans, but not required iv. See Chapter 3 of Rules and Regulations for required content & formats v. Modifications must be filed with OEMC every six months within five business days beginning January 1 and July 1 of each year D. Clear written description of actions that building occupants should take in an emergency i. Include diagram showing exit routes ii. Include clear, succinct instructions iii. Should be handy, simple, easy-to-understand reference, e.g., one page or wallet size iv. Distribute to every new tenant and annually to all tenants v. If requested, provide alternative formats, e.g., Braille, large print, audio tape Plan Requirements A. See attached Summary of Requirements for required designated personnel i. Fire Safety Director & Deputy Fire Safety Director ii. Building Evacuation Supervisor iii. Fire Wardens iv. Emergency Evacuation Team v. Note requirements as to whether they must be building employees or tenants/residents vi. Note requirements for on-site presence B. Description of actions all occupants should take in an emergency evacuation or drill during regular business hours and otherwise C. Procedure for evacuation of five floors below and two floors above an emergency resulting from fire D. Procedure for full evacuation of building E. Roles and duties of required designated personnel

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F. Establishment of fire command station in lobby or entrance level for operations management in an emergency G. Name and normal floor location of each regular occupant who has voluntarily self-identified as needing assistance and the type of assistance required to swiftly exit in an emergency i. Designate & describe location of places of refuge or rescue, if any ii. Identification of evacuation assistants H. See Chapter 3 of Rules and Regulations for specific requirements applicable only to plans that are filed with OEMC, including: i. Electronic media ii. CAD drawings iii. Tabular data iv. Building statistics v. Format & naming conventions I. Plans must be maintained: i. In the building office ii. At the security desk iii. In the vicinity of firemans elevator recall key or life safety panel iv. Readily available to building staff and required designated personnel VII. Required Signage A. Elevator lobbies: Core floor plan, showing floor-by-floor corridors, stairways, evacuation routes, areas of rescue assistance (if any), and elevator lobbies B. Elevators: Permanent sign identifying the car or shaft must be displayed in two locations: i. Inside each car, near firemans keyed control, and ii. On the upper left door jamb (facing the car from the corridor) iii. Deadline for elevator signage is May 27, 2002 C. Interior stairwells: Within every interior stairwell enclosure at every floor, adjacent to stairwell door, a permanent sign with alphabetical or directional letter identification for the stairwell and the number of the floor, e.g., 8-West i. Lettering must be a minimum of 6 in height ii. Lettering must also comply with Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG) 4.30.1 (General), 4.30.4 (Raised and Braille Characters and Pictorial Symbol Signs), 4.30.5 (Finish and Contrast), and 4.30.6 (Mounting Location and Height) see attached text iii. Deadline for interior stairwell signage is September 2, 2002 D. Stairwell doors: Adjacent to every stairwell door, on the occupancy side, a permanent sign showing which floors have re-entry locations, e.g., Next re-entry on ground floor i. Lettering must comply with ADAAG 4.30.1 (General), 4.30.4 (Raised and Braille Characters and Pictorial Symbol Signs), 4.30.5 (Finish and Contrast), and 4.30.6 (Mounting Location and Height) see attached text ii. ADAAG 4.30.4 requires raised lettering not less than 5/8 and not more than 2 in height accompanied by Grade 2 Braille iii. Deadline for stairwell door signage (occupancy side) is September 2, 2002

E. Areas of Rescue Assistance: At each area of rescue assistance, if any, a permanent sign stating AREA OF RESCUE ASSISTANCE and displaying the international symbol of accessibility i. Note that the ordinance does not require any building to have an area of rescue assistance if not otherwise required by the ADA or Illinois Accessibility Code ii. Lettering must comply with ADAAG 4.30 - see attached text 1. If the sign designates the area of rescue assistance as a permanent space, ADAAG 4.30.4 requires raised lettering not less than 5/8 and not more than 2 in height accompanied by Grade 2 Braille 2. If the sign is directional only, ADAAG 4.30.3 requires lettering to be sized according to the viewing distance from which it will be read, but also a sets minimum character height of 3 3. ADAAG 4.3.11.5 requires that the sign be illuminated when exit sign illumination is required see attached text 4. Deadline for signage at areas of rescue assistance is unclear, but may be interpreted as September 2, 2002 VIII. Safety Drills A. Safety drills are required at least twice per year for Category 1 buildings and for all other high rise buildings of occupancy classification C (assembly) or D (open air assembly) B. In non-residential buildings, all employees, tenants, and other occupants must participate C. Building owner must file compliance affidavit annually with Fire Department D. First drills must be conducted by May 27, 2002 Penalties & Enforcement A. Any violation of any provision subjects the owner, tenant, or other responsible party to a penalty of not less than $500 and not more than $10,000 for each offense B. Each day a violation continues is considered a separate offense C. Enforcement by Department of Buildings, Office of Emergency Management and Communication, and Fire Department D. Interpretive rules may be promulgated by Department of Buildings, Office of Emergency Management and Communication, Fire Department, and Mayors Office for People with Disabilities

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EXHIBIT A SUMMARY OF REQUIREMENTS

SUMMARY OF REQUIREMENTS1 CHAPTER 13-78, MUNICIPAL CODE OF CHICAGO AND RELATED PROVISIONS HIGH RISE BUILDINGS EMERGENCY PROCEDURE

Ordinance Requirements Evacuation Plan required by 2-26-02 Required filing of Plan with Office of Emergency Communications by 2-26-02 Plan available for inspection upon request Certified Fire Safety Director (FSD) & Deputy Fire Safety Director (DFSD) Designated Building Evacuation Supervisor (BES)

Category 1 Over 780 feet Yes Yes

Category 2 541 to 780 feet Yes Yes

Category 3 276 to 540 feet Yes Encouraged, but not required

Category 4 80 to 275 feet Yes Encouraged, but not required

All Others Exceeding 3 stories No No

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Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Yes Must be employee

Yes Must be employee

Designated Fire Wardens

Designated Emergency Evacuation Teams

Yes For nonresidential buildings, must be employee Yes May be employee, tenant, or resident Yes May be employee, tenant, or resident

Yes For nonresidential buildings, must be employee Encouraged, but not required

Yes May be employee, tenant, or resident No

Encouraged, but not required

No

No

No

No

No

No

Yes May be employee, tenant, or resident

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No

No

This summary is qualified in its entirety by reference to the provisions of Chapters 13-76, 13-78, 13-196, and 1830 of the Municipal Code of Chicago and the Rules and Regulations issued pursuant thereto

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Ordinance Requirements Required Hours for On-Site Designees2

Category 1 Over 780 feet FSD & DFSD: 7:00 am to 7:00 pm BES: 7:00 am to 7:00 pm if no FSD or DFSD Yes For employees, twice per year, directed by FSD Yes

Category 2 541 to 780 feet FSD & DFSD: 7:00 am to 7:00 pm BES: 7:00 am to 7:00 pm if no FSD or DFSD Yes For employees, once per year, directed by FSD Yes

Category 3 276 to 540 feet FSD & DFSD: 7:00 am to 7:00 pm BES: No

Category 4 80 to 275 feet No

All Others Exceeding 3 stories No

Conduct Safety Drills Initial Drill by 5/27/02

Encouraged, but not required

No

No

Annual Distribution of Information to Tenants & Residents Signage for Stairwells & Areas of Rescue Assistance Required by 9/2/02 Elevator & Elevator Lobby Signage Required by 5/27/02

Yes

Yes

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See Rule 2.3 for requirements applicable to buildings with normal business hours other than 7:00 am to 7:00 pm.

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EXHIBIT B SUBSTITUTE ORDINANCE


AS AMENDED ON MAY 7, 2002

HIGH RISE BUILDINGS EMERGENCY PROCEDURE

SUBSTITUTE ORDINANCE (As Amended on May 7, 2002)

WHEREAS, The City of Chicago is a home rule unit pursuant to Section 6(a) of Article VII of the Illinois Constitution, which provides in relevant part that a home rule unit may exercise any power and perform any function pertaining to its government and affairs including, but not limited to, the power to regulate for the protection of the public health, safety, morals and welfare . . .; and WHEREAS, The recent tragedy in the City of New Yorks World Trade Center has highlighted the need for stringent high rise building fire safety measures; and WHEREAS, The great City of Chicago has been and continues to be at the forefront of building safety and prevention; and WHEREAS, It is a prudent and necessary measure to seek to improve the safety of the conditions under which Chicago residents live and work; now, therefore, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO:

SECTION 1. Title 13 of the Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by adding new Chapter 13-78, as follows: Chapter 13-78 HIGH RISE BUILDINGS - EMERGENCY PROCEDURE 13-78-010 Definitions.

For purposes of this Chapter, the following terms shall be defined as follows: (a) Emergency preparedness certificate or certificate is a certificate issued by the fire department upon receipt of: (1) adequate proof that the applicant for the certificate is able and qualified to assume the duties required; and (2) proof of payment to the department of revenue of a fee adequate to cover administrative costs. Such certificate shall be valid for one year from the date of issuance, and shall be renewable annually. Emergency is the existence of a condition or the occurrence of an event within, upon or near a high-rise building, which poses a direct and immediate threat to occupant life and necessitates the deployment of fire department resources for purposes of its mitigation. Emergency does not include a medical emergency affecting a single individual.

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(c)

High rise building or building is any new or existing structure over eighty (80) feet above grade, which is also of occupancy classification A (residential), C (assembly), D (open air assembly unit), E (business), F (mercantile), or G (industrial), as further defined in Chapter 13-56 of this code. Non-residential high rise building or non-residential building is a high rise building of occupancy classification C, D, E, F or G. Residential high rise building or residential building is a high rise building of occupancy classification A.

(d)

Occupant is any person present within a high rise building. Occupant shall include building staff, tenants, and visitors. Regular occupant is every occupant except for occasional visitors who are not present in the building on a regular basis and whose presence in the building cannot be predicted.

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Owner includes the owner, manager, agent or other person in charge, possession or control of a high rise building. Where an owner is in charge, possession or control of only a portion of a building, the requirements of this Chapter applicable to owners shall apply only to that portion. Plan is a written emergency evacuation plan for occupant emergency evacuation and drill, prepared and maintained in compliance with this Chapter. Buildings categorized by height.

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13-78-020

High rise buildings subject to this Chapter shall be categorized as follows, according to building height above grade: Category 1 -- Over seven hundred and eighty (780) feet. Category 2 -- Over five hundred and forty (540) feet, up to and including seven hundred and eighty (780) feet. Category 3 -- Over two hundred and seventy-five (275) feet, up to and including five hundred and forty (540) feet. Category 4 -- Eighty (80) feet and over, up to and including two hundred and seventy-five (275) feet. 13-78-030 Mixed-occupancy high rise buildings.

With respect to a high rise building that has both residential and non-residential

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occupancy, the residential portion(s) of such building shall be governed by those provisions of this Chapter applicable to residential high rise buildings, and the non-residential portion(s) of such building shall be governed by those provisions of this Chapter applicable to non-residential high rise buildings. 13-78-040 Creation and filing of Plan.

(a) Every high rise building shall have a Plan in place. The owner shall be responsible for creating, implementing, maintaining and updating a Plan for that building. The owner shall review the Plan annually and as a result of such annual review, shall amend or update the Plan as necessary to ensure that it is accurate and complete. The Plan shall be made available upon request to personnel of the department of buildings, the office of emergency communications, the fire department, and the department of police. Upon any change of ownership or management of a high rise building, the previous owner shall provide all copies of the Plan required by this Chapter to the new owner. (b) The owner of each Category 1 and Category 2 building, and the owner of each Category 3 and Category 4 building which is also of occupancy classification C (assembly) or D (open air assembly unit), shall be responsible for filing a copy of that buildings Plan with the citys office of emergency communications. The owner of each Category 3 and Category 4 building which is also of occupancy classification A (residential), E (business), F (mercantile), or G (industrial) is encouraged, but not required, to file a copy of that buildings Plan with the citys office of emergency communications. Any Plan filed with the citys office of emergency communications shall be in such form(s) and format(s) as that office requires. (c) For all high rise buildings with a Plan on file with the citys office of emergency communications, in the event the Plan is amended or updated as a result of an annual review or more frequently on an owners initiative, a copy of the amended or updated Plan must be filed with the citys office of emergency communications. (d) Consistent with applicable law, the city shall treat all Plans submitted as confidential, and shall provide the owner with a copy of any appeal, received by the office of emergency communications, of the office of emergency communications notice of denial provided to a third party seeking inspection and copies of that owners Plan. (e) If a high rise building has two or more owners, the owners may create, implement, maintain and amend and update a single Plan for that building on a collective basis or through the delegation of one owner for such purposes, or such owners may create, implement, maintain and amend and update separate Plans covering their respective portions of the building. 13-78-050 Required designated personnel.

(a) Each Plan for Category 1 buildings shall include the following required designated personnel:

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(1)

Fire Safety Director (FSD). The Plan must designate an FSD. The FSD must be an employee of that building. The FSD shall obtain and maintain an emergency preparedness certificate, and shall provide said certificate for inspection upon request to personnel of the department of buildings, the office of emergency communications, the fire department, and the department of police. Deputy(ies) FSD. The Plan must designate one or more Deputies FSD to serve as required by Section 13-78-060 in the absence of the FSD. Each Deputy FSD must be an employee of that building. Each Deputy FSD shall obtain and maintain an emergency preparedness certificate, and shall provide said certificate for inspection upon request to personnel of the department of buildings, the office of emergency communications, the fire department, and the department of police. Building Evacuation Supervisor. The Plan must designate a Building Evacuation Supervisor. In a residential building, the Building Evacuation Supervisor may be a resident of that building. In a non-residential building, the Building Evacuation Supervisor must be an employee of that building. Fire Wardens. The Plan must designate Fire Wardens in sufficient numbers to carry out their duties as required by this Chapter. In a residential building, some or all Fire Wardens may be residents of that building. In a non-residential building, some or all Fire Wardens may be employees of that building; provided, however, that if the owner does not wish to supply one or more Fire Wardens, then such Fire Wardens shall be supplied by building tenants, in numbers proportionate to tenant size. Emergency Evacuation Team. The Plan must designate an Emergency Evacuation Team. In a residential building, the Emergency Evacuation Team may include or be composed of residents of that building. In a nonresidential building, the Emergency Evacuation Team may include or be composed of employees of that building; provided, however, that if the owner does not wish to supply one or more members of an Emergency Evacuation Team, then such members shall be supplied by building tenants, in numbers proportionate to tenant size.

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(b) Each Plan for Category 2 buildings, and for Category 3 and Category 4 buildings which are also of occupancy classification C (assembly) or D (open air assembly unit), shall include the same designated personnel as required for Category 1 buildings, with the exception of Fire Wardens, who are encouraged but not mandatory. (c) Each Plan for Category 3 buildings which are not of occupancy classification C or D shall include the following required designated personnel:

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(1)

FSD. The Plan must designate an FSD. In a residential building, the FSD may be an employee or resident of that building, and in a non-residential building, the FSD may be an employee or tenant of that building. The FSD shall obtain and maintain an emergency preparedness certificate, and shall provide said certificate for inspection upon request to personnel of the department of buildings, the office of emergency communications, the fire department, and the department of police. Deputy(ies) FSD. The Plan must designate as many Deputies FSD as necessary to serve as required by Section 13-78-060 in the absence of the FSD. In a residential building, one or more Deputies FSD may be residents of that building, and in a non-residential building, one or more Deputies FSD may be tenants of that building. Each Deputy FSD shall obtain and maintain an emergency preparedness certificate, and shall provide said certificate for inspection upon request to personnel of the department of buildings, the office of emergency communications, the fire department, and the department of police.

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(d) Each Plan for Category 4 buildings which are not of occupancy classification C or D shall include such designated personnel, in such capacities, as in the judgment of the owner are necessary to effectively carry out the purposes of the Plan. A certified FSD and one or more certified Deputies FSD are encouraged but not required. (e) Upon being certified, FSDs may provide the necessary training to enable Deputies FSD and other designated personnel, except for other FSDs, to become certified. (f) Whenever there is a change in personnel who are designated pursuant to this section, building management shall provide appropriate training to newly designated personnel to carry out their required duties. (g) The designated personnel required by this section may concurrently hold regular employment or be engaged in other capacities in addition to their duties required by this Chapter. Provided, however, that an individual may serve in only one of the capacities designated by subsections (a) through (d) of this section at any given time. (h) For purposes of this section, the term employee shall include employees of an owner, property manager, or contractor. 13-78-060 Required designated personnel -- On-site presence.

(a) As used in this section, the phrase if required shall mean if that particular category of designated personnel is required by the Plan pursuant to Section 13-78-050. (b) With regard to non-residential high rise buildings which are of occupancy classification E (business), F (mercantile), or G (industrial):

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From 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., and also at any other time when more than 50% of the high rise buildings regular occupants are present, the FSD or a Deputy FSD, if required, shall be present on-site at the high rise building. At such times, an Emergency Evacuation Team, if required, shall also be present upon each occupied floor. At such times, a Fire Warden, if required, shall also be present upon each occupied floor; provided, however, that where a single occupied floor contains more than 25,000 square feet, one Fire Warden shall be present for each 25,000 square feet. At all other times, if the FSD or a Deputy is not present on-site, a Building Evacuation Supervisor, if required, must be present on-site.

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(c) With regard to non-residential high rise buildings which are of occupancy classification C (assembly), or D (open air assembly unit): 1. At any time when more than 25% of the buildings staff and other employees are present and the occupancy of the building is at less than 20% of capacity, the FSD, Deputy FSD, or Building Evacuation Supervisor shall be present on-site at the building. At any time when the occupancy of the building is at 20% of capacity or greater, the FSD or a Deputy FSD shall be present on-site at the building. At such times, an Emergency Evacuation Team shall also be present upon each occupied floor.

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With regard to residential high rise buildings: 1. From 7 p.m. to 7 a.m., the FSD or a Deputy FSD, if required, shall be present on-site at the building. At all other times, if the FSD or a Deputy FSD is not present on-site, a Building Evacuation Supervisor, if required, must be present on-site.

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13-78-070

Required designated personnel -- duties.

The designated personnel required by Section 13-78-050 shall have, at a minimum, the following duties: (a) The FSD and Deputies FSD shall: 1. occupy the building's fire command station in an emergency, conduct operations in an emergency evacuation, direct evacuation and report conditions, including the designated refuge or rescue locations of occupants who have identified the need for assistance, to first-arriving fire companies;

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2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

conduct monthly building safety inspections to detect hazards and impediments to egress; design procedures for emergency evacuations and drills; direct emergency evacuations and drills; assign Fire Wardens, if required by the Plan pursuant to Section 13-78050, for each occupied floor; assign Emergency Evacuation Team(s), if required by the Plan pursuant to Section 13-78-050, for each occupied floor; and

(b)

The Building Evacuation Supervisor shall: 1. occupy the building's fire command station in an emergency if the FSD or a Deputy FSD is not present, conduct operations including placement of a call to 911, direct evacuation and report conditions to first-arriving fire companies.

(c)

Fire Wardens shall: 1. 2. know the locations of all exits leading from occupied areas and train as prescribed under the Plan; and direct emergency evacuations and drills from their assigned floor in accordance with the Plan.

(d)

Emergency Evacuation Teams shall: 1. 2. know the location of all exits leading from occupied areas and train as prescribed under the Plan; and lead emergency evacuations and drills from occupied areas in accordance with the Plan and as directed by a Fire Warden.

13-78-080

Minimum Plan requirements.

The provisions of this section reflect minimum requirements which are not intended to restrict owners from implementing such additional measures as warranted. (a) Each Plan shall contain a description of the actions all occupants should take in an emergency evacuation or drill during the regular business hours of the building and during nonregular business hours of the building. Each Plan shall set out a procedure for an evacuation of 5 floors below and 2 floors above any emergency resulting from a fire on a certain floor, and shall also set out a procedure for a full evacuation of the building. (b) Each Plan shall specify in detail the evacuation role and duties of the designated personnel required by Section 13-78-050, and shall state the names and in-house and wireless telephone and pager numbers for the FSD, Deputies FSD, and Building Evacuation Supervisor.

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(c) Each Plan shall require the creation and posting, in all elevator lobbies, of the high rise building's core floor plan, showing floor-by-floor corridors, stairways, evacuation routes, areas of rescue assistance and elevator lobbies. With respect to residential high rise buildings, the core floor plan also shall be made available to each residential unit for posting inside the residential unit. (d) Each Plan shall establish a fire command station in the building lobby or entrance level for operations management in an emergency by the FSD, Deputy FSD, or, for Category 4 buildings that have not designated an FSD or Deputy FSD, other appropriate person. (e) Each plan shall list the name and normal floor location of each regular occupant who has voluntarily self-identified that they need assistance and the type of assistance required to swiftly exit the high rise building in case of an emergency. Each Plan shall designate and describe the location of one or more places of refuge or rescue, if any, for all such occupants in an emergency. As to each such occupant, the Plan shall provide for an individual who is one of the personnel designated pursuant to Section 13-78-050 to assist such occupant during an evacuation or safety drill. (f) Each Plan shall be filed: (1) in the office of the high rise building; (2) at the security desk; and (3) in the vicinity of the fireman's elevator recall key or life safety panel or, as to residential buildings, in an identifiable location in the fire pump room. The Plan shall be made readily available to building staff and to the designated personnel required by Section 13-78-050 at all times. 13-78-090 Safety drills.

(a) As to Category 1 high rise buildings and all high rise buildings which are of occupancy classification C (assembly), or D (open air assembly unit), each Plan shall require safety drills to be carried out under the direction of the FSD, not less frequently than twice a year. With regard to non-residential buildings, all employees, tenants and other occupants shall participate in such safety drills. With regard to residential buildings, all employees shall participate, and all residents shall be encouraged to participate. Drills may occur on a floor-byfloor basis, and a drill may conclude when all participating occupants have fully entered and have begun using designated stairwells. On an annual basis, the owner shall file with the Fire Commissioner an affidavit certifying that at least two safety drills have taken place on all occupied floors during the past year. (b) As to Category 2 high rise buildings which are not of occupancy classification C or D, the requirements of subsection (a) shall apply, except that safety drills shall be carried out no less frequently than once a year. (c) As to Category 3 and Category 4 high rise buildings which are not of occupancy classification C or D, safety drills, occurring with such frequency as will fully educate building occupants as to proper emergency evacuation procedure, are encouraged but not required.

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13-78-100

Distribution of information.

(a) Non-residential high rise buildings. The Plan shall be distributed to all tenants of the building, who shall be responsible for distributing it or making it available to their employees, including, upon request, in alternative formats (e.g., Braille, large print, and audio tape). Each Plan shall require creation of a clear written description of the actions that building occupants should take in an emergency. A copy of this description shall be provided to every new tenant when that tenant moves into the high rise building, and shall be further provided annually to every tenant. The tenant shall be responsible for distributing this description to all that tenants employees. (b) Residential high rise buildings. Each Plan shall require creation of a clear written description of the actions that building occupants should take in an emergency. A copy of this description shall be provided to every new resident when that resident moves into the high rise building, and shall be further provided annually to every residential unit. This description shall be available in alternative formats upon request (e.g., Braille, large print, and audio tape). 13-78-110 Enforcement, rules and regulations, and penalties.

(a) This Chapter shall be enforceable by the department of buildings, the office of emergency communications and the fire department. (b) The department of buildings, the office of emergency communications, the fire department and the mayors office for people with disabilities are authorized to jointly promulgate rules and regulations to further effectuate the purposes of this Chapter. (c) Any violation of any provision of this Chapter shall subject the owner, tenant, or other responsible party to a penalty of not less than $500.00 and not greater than $10,000.00, for each separate and distinct offense. Each day that such violation continues shall be considered a separate and distinct offense.

SECTION 2. Chapter 13-76 of the Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by adding new sections 13-76-075 and 13-76-076, as follows: 13-76-075 Stairwell identification.

There shall be posted and maintained, within every interior stairwell enclosure at every floor, adjacent to the stairwell door, alphabetical or directional letter identification for the stairwell and the number of the floor to which the door opens. Lettering shall be permanent, a minimum of six inches in height and comply with A.D.A.A.G. (Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines) 4.30.1 General, 4.30.4 Raised and Braille Characters and Pictorial Symbol Signs, 4.30.5 Finish and Contrast, and 4.30.6 Mounting Location and Height. Adjacent to every stairwell door there shall be posted, on the occupancy side, information showing which floors have re-entry locations. Lettering shall be permanent and comply with A.D.A.A.G. 4.30.1

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General, 4.30.4 Raised and Braille Characters and Pictorial Symbol Signs, 4.30.5 Finish and Contrast, and 4.30.6 Mounting Location and Height. 13-76-076 Area of rescue assistance identification.

Each area of rescue assistance shall be identified by a sign which states AREA OF RESCUE ASSISTANCE and displays the international symbol of accessibility. Lettering shall be permanent and comply with ADAAG 4.30 (Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines).

SECTION 3. Chapter 13-196 of the Municipal Code of the City of Chicago is hereby amended by adding new sections 13-196-085 and 13-196-086, as follows: 13-196-085 Stairwell identification.

Within every building which exceeds three stories in height there shall be posted and maintained, within every interior stairwell enclosure at every floor, adjacent to the stairwell door, alphabetical or directional letter identification for the stairwell and the number of the floor to which the door opens. Lettering shall be permanent, a minimum of six inches in height and comply with A.D.A.A.G. (Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines) 4.30.1 General, 4.30.4 Raised and Braille Characters and Pictorial Symbol Signs, 4.30.5 Finish and Contrast, and 4.30.6 Mounting Location and Height. Adjacent to every stairwell door there shall be posted, on the occupancy side, information showing which floors have re-entry locations. Lettering shall be permanent and comply with A.D.A.A.G. 4.30.1 General, 4.30.4 Raised and Braille Characters and Pictorial Symbol Signs, 4.30.5 Finish and Contrast, and 4.30.6 Mounting Location and Height. 13-196-086 Area of rescue assistance identification.

Each area of rescue assistance shall be identified by a sign which states AREA OF RESCUE ASSISTANCE and displays the international symbol of accessibility. Lettering shall be permanent and comply with ADAAG 4.30 (Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines).

SECTION 4. Chapter 18-30 of the Municipal Code of the City of Chicago is hereby amended by adding new section 18-30-2620, as follows: 18-30-2620 Elevator identification.

Every elevator car in every building subject to the requirements of Chapter 13-78 of the code must be permanently marked to correspond with the building car position indicator within each car near the fireman's keyed control. Such car position indicator shall also be posted on the upper left door jamb outside each elevator car on every floor.

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SECTION 5. The Plan required by this ordinance must be prepared and, where applicable, must be filed with the citys office of emergency communications, within 90 days of the effective date of this ordinance. The first safety drill required by Section 1 of this ordinance must be conducted within 180 days of the effective date of this ordinance. The stairwell identification required by Sections 2 and 3 of this ordinance must be completed by September 2, 2002. The elevator car marking required by Section 4 of this ordinance must be completed within one hundred eighty (180) days of the effective date of this ordinance.

SECTION 6. This ordinance shall take effect upon its passage and publication.

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EXHIBIT C RULES & REGULATIONS


See originals (available at http://www.cityofchicago.org/Fire/ProposedRules/) for color representations of Appendices A, B, & C.

RULES AND REGULATIONS PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 13-78 OF THE MUNICIPAL CODE OF CHICAGO HIGH RISE BUILDINGS - EMERGENCY PROCEDURE AND ASSOCIATED CODE PROVISIONS

These Rules and Regulations are jointly promulgated by the City of Chicago Department of Buildings, Department of Emergency Communications, and Fire Department.

TABLE OF CONTENTS Chapters Chapter 1 Definitions Chapter 2 General Rules Chapter 3 Plan Documentation Chapter 4 Occupants Needing Assistance Chapter 5 Identification for Stairwells, Areas of Rescue Assistance and Elevators Appendices Appendix A Application Form For Emergency Preparedness Certificate Appendix B Form of Affidavit attesting to Fire Drill Compliance Appendix C Required Symbols For Use In Floor Plan Drawings

Chapter 1 Definitions When used in these rules the following terms or abbreviations shall have the following meaning, unless the context clearly requires otherwise: Code - The Municipal Code of Chicago. -1-

Evacuation Assistant - An individual who has either been assigned or volunteered to assist in the evacuation of individuals who have voluntarily self-identified that they need assistance in the case of an emergency. FSD - Fire Safety Director. Hotel - The term hotel shall mean a high-rise building, as defined by code section 13-78-010, that contains sleep or rooming accommodations furnished for hire or rent, as defined by code section 4-208-010. OEC - City of Chicago Office of Emergency Communications.

Chapter 2 General Rules 2.1 Required designated personnel.

Certification of an FSD or Deputy FSD must take place no later than 31 days after the required filing date for the Emergency Evacuation Plan. Certification will be accomplished at certification sessions conducted by the Chicago Fire Department. The application form for certification as FSD or Deputy FSD is attached to these Rules as Appendix A. 2.2 Tenant-Supplied Fire Wardens and Emergency Evacuation Teams.

Section 13-78-050(a) (4) and (5) of the code provide that if a building owner does not wish to supply some or all Fire Wardens and/or Emergency Evacuation Teams, then such personnel shall be supplied by building tenants, in numbers proportionate to tenant size. The phrase proportionate to tenant size refers to the number of people employed by the tenant, not to square footage occupied by the tenant. Example: A given floor is occupied by two tenants. Tenant A employs 80 people on the floor and Tenant B employs 20 people on the floor. If the owner provides no Fire Wardens and/or Emergency Evacuation Team members, then Tenant A will be responsible for providing 80%, or 4 out of 5, of the appropriate number of Fire Wardens and/or Emergency Evacuation Team members for that floor. Tenant B will be responsible for providing 20%, or 1 out of 5, for that floor. 2.3 On-site presence.

With respect to non-residential high-rise buildings which are of occupancy classification E (business), F (mercantile), or G (industrial), the requirement in code section 13-78-060(b)(1) that the FSD or Deputy, if required, shall be present on-site from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. shall be construed as follows:

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The requirement shall apply on Monday through Friday only, unless the particular business requires regular full-time work to take place in the building on weekends. If the building s normal business hours are within the 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. timeframe (for example, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.), the FSD or Deputy may satisfy the requirement outside of normal business hours by being located within 20 minutes travel time of the building, and reachable via wireless telephone and/or pager. It shall be the building owner s responsibility to determine that building s normal business hours.

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NOTE, however, that the requirement of on-site presence when more than 50% of the building s regular occupants are present applies on all days of the week and at all hours. With respect to residential high-rise buildings which are in Category 3, the requirement in code section 13-78-060(d)(1) that the FSD or Deputy, if required, shall be present on-site from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. shall be construed to permit occasional absences from the building not to exceed two hours at a time. 2.4 Mailing Address for Affidavit of Safety Drill Compliance.

The affidavit of safety drill compliance required by code section 13-78-090 shall be mailed upon completion to: Chicago Fire Department Bureau of Fire Prevention 444 North Dearborn Street Second Floor Chicago IL 60610-4304 2.5 Distribution of Emergency Information to Tenants.

Section 13-78-100 of the code states that a building s Emergency Evacuation Plan shall require creation of a clear written description of the actions that building occupants should take in an emergency. Such a clear written description should consist of a single-page document, incorporating: (1) a diagram showing nearby exit routes, and (2) clear, succinct instructions as to what tenants should do in an emergency. The document can contain information on one or both sides of the page. The size of paper used is subject to the preparer s discretion (for example, the document can be on standard-size 8 x 11" paper, or on a wallet-size card suitable for lamination). The goal is to prepare a handy, simple, easy-to-understand reference for the tenant. A hotel may satisfy this requirement as to its hotel guests by either (i) posting a copy of the document on the door or another conspicuous place inside each guest room, or (ii) providing a copy of the document in a folder or binder of materials provided in each guest room. Any such

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Braille, large documentation shall be made available in alternative formats upon request e.g., ( print and audio tape). 2.6 Mixed-Occupancy High-Rise Buildings Including Assembly Occupancy.

Chapter 13-78 of the code provides that Category 3 and 4 high-rise buildings of occupancy classification C (assembly) are subject to certain requirements beyond those imposed on other Category 3 and 4 buildings. For example, code section 13-78-040(b) requires Category 3 and 4 high-rise buildings of occupancy classification C to file their Plan with OEC. Section 1378-050(b) requires such buildings to designate certain additional personnel. Section 13-78-090 requires twice-yearly safety drills. This rule clarifies the circumstances in which a Category 3 or Category 4 building of mixed occupancy classification, including a portion that is of occupancy classification C, must comply with such heightened requirements. The rule is as follows: If the assembly occupancy occupies 50% or less of the building s floor area, then the heightened requirements do not apply to the building. If the assembly occupancy occupies more than 50% of the building s floor area, then the assembly occupancy portion must comply with the heightened requirements. However, the remaining portion of the building that is not of occupancy classification C is not subject to those same heightened requirements, but must comply with the law applicable to its occupancy classification. NOTE that Chapter 13-78 of the code also imposes heightened requirements on Category 3 and 4 high-rise buildings of occupancy classification D (open-air assembly). This Rule 2.6 does not in any way limit or otherwise address that requirement. Chapter 3 Plan Documentation Every Emergency Evacuation Plan submitted to the OEC shall provide clear and complete documentation as requested below. 3.1.0 Media. It is required that all of the following data provided to the OEC be on CD: 1) All detailed drawings of floor plans using the specified styles and naming convention. 2) All drawings of evacuation routes on floor plans using the specified styles and naming convention. 3) Formatted for easy viewing and printing, text documents for each floor. 4) One DBF file to the below specifications containing contact information for the entire building, as defined in Rule 3.4.0, below. 5) One DBF file per floor containing logging information as defined in Rule 3.4.0, below. 6) One DBF file (for the building) as defined below with vital building statistics and information. -4-

7) One DBF file for the entire building as defined in Rule 3.4.0, below, showing occupants needing assistance, their specific location and the type of assistance to be provided. 3.1.1 Supplementary Information. Delivered with the CD shall be the following: 1) A narrative description of the CD s contents. 2) Which files have been altered since the last update, including printed hard copies of the Log DBF files. 3) Documentation containing vital building statistics and information, e.g., occupants needing assistance, floor layouts, tenant populations (see Rule 3.4.0, below). 3.2.0 Naming Convention.

The detailed drawings of floor plans using the specific styles and naming conventions shall be submitted in the following format: X_<INDEX NUMBER>_<DATE SUBMITTED>_<FLOOR>.XXX YYYYMMDD
File Name Floor Plans: Escape Route Plans: Tabular Data for Each Floor: Building Contact Information: Logging Data for Each Floor: Data for the Building re Occupants Needing Assistance: Vital Building Statistics and Information:: Example Name D_000001_20011128_019.dwg or .dxf E_000001_20011128_019.dwg or .dxf T_000001_20011128_019.doc C_000001.dbf L_000001_20011128_019.dbf A_000001.dbf B_000001.dbf

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Index Numbers.

The OEC will designate index numbers so all buildings that submit drawings will have a specific indexed number to which all related data can be cross referenced. Index numbers can be obtained by calling the OEC CAD Center at (312) 746-9239 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on weekdays.
Index Number 001001 001002 Building Name Sears Tower Building Address 233 S Wacker Dr (EXAMPLE ONLY)

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3.3.0

Format of Floor Plan Files.

AutoCAD DWG drawings, or ASCII DXF files of Detailed Floor plans and Evacuation Routes for each floor that are required to be submitted to the OEC shall contain the data layers listed below: 3.3.1 Detailed Floor Plans.

Detailed Floor Plans shall contain the following: 1) Each drawing shall have a symbol key. 2) Data Layers & Styles (See Appendix C for list of required symbols and layers) 3.3.2 Evacuation Routes DWG or DXF drawings.

Evacuation Routes DWG or DXF drawings shall contain the following: 1) Each drawing shall have a symbol key. 2) Data Layers & Styles (See Appendix C for list of required symbols and layers) 3.4.0 Tabulation Data. The following data required in tabular format shall be submitted to the OEC: A. One (1) text document per floor, formatted for easily readable printing, containing pertinent tenant information including the following: 1) Suite number with tenant name. 2) Number of occupants per suite. 3) Contact names, phone numbers and pager numbers for Fire Warden and Emergency Evacuation Team. 4) Square footage of the suite. 5) Day and evening population of each tenant of the floor. 6) Name, specific location and type of assistance needed for any occupant needing assistance on that floor. 7) Hotels may designate floors occupied exclusively by hotel guests as Hotel Guests Only in lieu of providing the information required in (1) - (6) above.

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B. A DBF file containing pertinent logging information as defined below for each floor shall be delivered to the OEC.
FIELD NAME IDXNO FLNUM DATECHG NAMECHG CHANGE COMMENTS Length 6 3 12 25 75 100 Type Char Char Integer Char Char Char COMMENTS This is the index number that has been assigned by the OEC Floor Number Example: 7th floor would be 007 Date of change in format YYYYMMDDHHMM (24hour) Person who performed change What change was performed. Comments

C. One (1) DBF file for the entire building with the following format and contents shall be delivered to the OEC.
Field Name IDXNO FLNUM DAYPOP NIGHTPOP SQFTG OCC01 OCC01PH OCC02 OCC02PH OCC03 OCC03PH OCC04 OCC04PH OCC05 OCC05PH OCC06 OCC06PH OCC07 OCC07PH OCC08 OCC08PH OCC09 OCC09PH OCCnn OCCnnPH Length 6 3 10 10 10 25 10 25 10 25 10 25 10 25 10 25 10 25 10 25 10 25 10 25 10 Type Char Char Integer Integer Num Char Integer Char Integer Char Integer Char Integer Char Integer Char Integer Char Integer Char Integer Char Integer Char Integer Contents This is the index number that has been assigned by the OEC Example: 7th floor would be 007, 19th would be 019 Daytime population of the floor Nighttime population of the floor Floor square footage Tenant #1 Tenant #1 s office number Tenant #2 Tenant #2 s office number Tenant #3 Tenant #3 s office number Tenant #4 Tenant #4 s office number Tenant #5 Tenant #5 s office number Tenant #6 Tenant #6 s office number Tenant #7 Tenant #7 s office number Tenant #8 Tenant #8 s office number Tenant #9 Tenant #9 s office number Tenant #nn for numbers above 9 Tenant #nn s office number

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One (1) DBF file for the entire building that shows the information pertinent to occupants D. needing assistance, in the following format:
FIELD NAME IDXNO FLNUM DISNAME DISLOC DISTYPE Length 6 3 35 35 35 Type Char Char Char Char Char COMMENTS This is the index number that has been assigned by the OEC Floor Number Example: 7th floor would be 007 Name of occupant needing assistance Specific floor location of the occupant Type of assistance needed

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3.5.0

Vital Building Statistics and Information. This documentation shall be provided to the OEC in the following format:

One DBF, defined below (with one record), to be provided for the building.
Field Name IDXNO DAYPOP NIGHTPOP SQFT DIS FSD FSDO FSDP FSDM FSDH FSDA1 FSDA2 DFSD DFSDO DFSDP DFSDM DFSDH DFSDA1 DFSDA2 Length 6 10 10 15 10 25 10 10 10 10 10 10 25 10 10 10 10 10 10 Type Char Char Integer Integer Integer Char Integer Integer Integer Integer Integer Integer Char Integer Integer Integer Integer Integer Integer Contents This is the index number that has been assigned by the OEC Daytime population of building Nighttime population of building Total square footage of building Number of occupants needing assistance Name of Fire Safety Director (FSD) Office phone for FSD (format:3121234567) Pager number for FSD Mobile phone number for FSD Home phone number for FSD Alternate phone number #1 for FSD Alternate phone number #2 for FSD Name of Deputy Fire Safety Director (DFSD) Office phone for DFSD (format:3121234567) Pager number for DFSD Mobile phone number for DFSD Home phone number for DFSD Alternate phone number #1 for DFSD Alternate phone number #2 for DFSD

One printed sheet with the above data, formatted for easy viewing. 3.6.0 Documentation Updates.

All documentation that has been modified after the initial submission shall be submitted to the OEC every six (6) months within 5 business days beginning 01-Jan and then again within 5 business days on 01-July to ensure that files reflect accurate and updated information.

Chapter 4 Occupants Needing Assistance 4.1 Identification of the Need for Assistance.

Pursuant to code section 13-78-080(e), building owners are responsible for creating, implementing, maintaining and updating the building s evacuation plan, and are responsible for ensuring that the plan lists the name and normal floor location of each regular occupant (regular occupant is defined in code section 13-78-010(d)) who has self-identified that they need assistance and the type of assistance required. -9-

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In commercial buildings, building owners shall obtain their lists from tenants and or employers, who are required to create procedures for identifying occupants who have voluntarily self-identified that they need assistance, and the type of assistance needed in the case of an emergency. Tenants and employers shall survey all their employees and other regular occupants, with or without disabilities, on an annual basis. In residential buildings, building owners shall obtain their lists by directly contacting regular occupants to inform them of the procedure by which individuals may voluntarily self-identify that they need assistance, and the type of assistance needed in the case of an emergency. Regular occupants shall be informed of the procedure upon moving into a building and on an annual basis thereafter. In hotels, building owners shall notify hotel guests that they may voluntarily self-identify that they need assistance for evacuation and the type of assistance needed in the event of an emergency by (i) posting a notice (the Evacuation Assistance Notice) on the door inside each guest room notifying guests of their right to voluntarily self-identify their need for assistance, and providing a number to contact to make such a self-identification; (ii) inserting a copy of the Evacuation Assistance Notice inside the folder or binder of information provided in each guest room; or (iii) having a hotel employee provide an Evacuation Assistance Notice to each guest upon check-in. The Evacuation Assistance Notice shall be made available in alternative formats upon request e ( .g., Braille, large print and audio tape). Confidentiality. Building owners, tenants and employers shall inform all regular occupants who have selfidentified the need for assistance that the information provided will be kept confidential and shared only with those who have responsibilities under the Emergency Evacuation Plan. Employers who maintain this information must keep it separate from the personnel files of employees. Lists must be made available to emergency personnel, but otherwise held in the strictest of confidentiality. Types of Assistance; Responsibility for Providing Assistance. [RESERVED]

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Evacuation Assistants. Evacuation assistants can either be designated by the employer, tenant, building owner or selected by the individual requiring assistance, provided the evacuation assistant selected by the individual is in agreement. ( See code section 13-78-080(e)).

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Places of Refuge or Rescue. Places of Refuge or Rescue designated or described in code section 13-78-080(e) shall comply with ADAAG - 4.3.11.1 Areas of Rescue Assistance (Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines).

Chapter 5 Identification for Stairwells, Areas of Rescue Assistance and Elevators 5.0 Lettering Size Requirements.

Where code sections 13-76-075, 13-76-076, 13-196-085 and 13-196-086 specify a height requirement for letters, numbers or other characters, this requirement applies to the height of the characters only. The characters are not required to be as wide as they are high, but may be of a narrower width that is proportional to the height and permits clear reading. The width of characters shall be at a minimum, however, 3/5 the height of the characters. 5.1 Stairwells.

Code section 13-76-075 (covering new high-rise buildings over 80 feet in height) and code section 13-196-085 (covering existing buildings over three stories in height), contain parallel provisions regarding stairwell identification. The first paragraph of each section addresses the stairwell itself (the area where the stairs themselves are located). The lettering required by this paragraph must be a minimum of six inches in height. The second paragraph of each section addresses posting of re-entry location information on the occupancy side (the area usually occupied by people, as opposed to the stairwell), adjacent to every stairwell door. This six-inch height requirement for lettering is not applicable here; rather, letters must be a minimum of three inches in height. 5.2 Areas of Rescue Assistance.

Each area of rescue assistance (see code sections 13-76-076 and 13-196-086) shall be identified by a sign which states AREA OF RESCUE ASSISTANCE and displays the international symbol of accessibility. Lettering shall be permanent and a minimum of six inches in height and comply with ADAAG 4.3.11.5 (Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines): The sign shall be illuminated when exit sign illumination is required. Signage shall also be installed at all inaccessible exits and where otherwise necessary to clearly indicate the direction to areas of rescue assistance. In each area of rescue assistance, instructions on the use of the area under emergency conditions shall be posted adjoining the two-way communication system. 5.3 Elevator Identification.

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Section 18-30-2620 of the code, containing requirements for marking elevator cars and their door framing on every floor, uses the term car position indicator. The car position indicator shall consist of numbers, letters, or a combination that identifies the position of each elevator car and its shaft in the building relative to the other elevator cars and shafts in that building. For example, if a building contains two elevator banks, one on the east side of the building and one on the west side, and if each elevator bank consists of four elevators, then car position indicators for that building could consist of 1E, 2E, 3E, and 4E for the east side elevators, and 1W, 2W, 3W, and 4W for the west side elevators. Braille is not required.

The car position indicator shall be posted within each elevator car, near the fireman s keyed control, and also on the upper left elevator door jamb so that it can be seen when facing the car from the corridor side of each elevator on each floor.

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APPENDIX A EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS CERTIFICATE APPLICATION FORM

CHICAGO FIRE DEPARTMENT


Bureau of Fire Prevention

Certificate # ________ ID # _______________

Emergency Preparedness Certificate


APPLICATION FORM
This blank form must be correctly filled out and all questions must be answered. Answers must be in ink, and the affidavit below must be sworn to correctly. A false affidavit shall result in denial or revocation of certificate, and subject affiant to prosecution. Applicants shall be at least 21 years of age.

Official Use Only

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Last

STATEMENT OF APPLICANT
First Middle Initial

1. Full name: ___________________________________________________________ 2. Date of birth _______________________


Month Day Year

3. Home Phone No. ______ -________


Area code

Fax #: ______-_________
Area code

E-mail address: ___________

4. Current Address ______________________________________________________________________


Number Street City State Zip Code

If you answer yes to any of the following questions (5-8), please explain on a separate sheet of paper. 5. Do you have difficulty reading and understanding the English language?________ 6. Do you have any disabilities that prevent you from acting as a FSD or DFSD? _______ 7. Are you addicted to the use of intoxicating beverages or narcotics? ________ 8. Have you ever been convicted of a crime (other than a minor traffic accident)? _______ ************************************************************************************************************************

EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION

9. Name of Employer: _____________________________________________________ 10. Address: ___________________________________________________________ 11. Work Phone #: _______- ______________
Area code

12. Length of Employment : ________________

13. Building Address where serving as FSD/DFSD, if applicable : ___________________________________________ ***********************************************************************************************************************

AFFIDAVIT

_______________________________, being first duly sworn, states under penalty of perjury, that he/she fully understands the questions above, and that the answers thereto are correctly stated in his/her own handwriting and are true in all respects. Subscribed and sworn to before me, this ________day of ____________________ A.D. 20_____ ____________________________
Notary Public

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Signature of Applicant

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Date

APPENDIX B HIGH RISE SAFETY DRILL AFFIDAVIT

AFFIDAVIT
High Rise Safety Drill

DATE ____________________

By signing below, I certify, under penalty of perjury, that during the past 12 months, covering the period from __________, 20____ to _________, 20 ____, at least two safety drills have been conducted on all occupied floors as required by Section 13-78-090 of the Municipal Code of Chicago. Building Name: ______________________________________ Address: ___________________________________________

Submitted by: _______________________________________ Name (print) Notary Seal ______________________________________ Signature ______________________________________ Title (print) **************************************************************************** Mail this affidavit to:
CHICAGO FIRE DEPARTMENT BUREAU OF FIRE PREVENTION 444 NORTH DEARBORN, 2ND FLOOR CHICAGO, IL 60610-4304

FORM HR - 2 (Revised 1/17/02)

APPENDIX C DETAILED FLOOR PLAN SYMBOLS

EXHIBIT D ADAAG - SIGNAGE

AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT ACCESSIBILITY GUIDELINES FOR BUILDINGS AND FACILITIES SIGNAGE PROVISIONS

4.30 Signage. 4.30.1* General. Signage required to be accessible by 4.1 shall comply with the applicable provisions of 4.30. 4.30.2* Character Proportion. Letters and numbers on signs shall have a width-to-height ratio between 3:5 and 1:1 and a stroke-width-to-height ratio between 1:5 and 1:10. 4.30.3 Character Height. Characters and numbers on signs shall be sized according to the viewing distance from which they are to be read. The minimum height is measured using an upper case X. Lower case characters are permitted. Height Above Finished Floor Suspended or Projected Overhead in compliance with 4.4.2 Minimum Character Height 3 in (75 mm) minimum

4.30.4* Raised and Brailled Characters and Pictorial Symbol Signs (Pictograms). Letters and numerals shall be raised 1/32 in, upper case, sans serif or simple serif type and shall be accompanied with Grade 2 Braille. Raised characters shall be at least 5/8 in (16 mm) high, but no higher than 2 in (50 mm). Pictograms shall be accompanied by the equivalent verbal description placed directly below the pictogram. The border dimension of the pictogram shall be 6 in (152 mm) minimum in height. 4.30.5* Finish and Contrast. The characters and background of signs shall be eggshell, matte, or other non-glare finish. Characters and symbols shall contrast with their background --either light characters on a dark background or dark characters on a light background. 4.30.6 Mounting Location and Height. Where permanent identification is provided for rooms and spaces, signs shall be installed on the wall adjacent to the latch side of the door. Where there is no wall space to the latch side of the door, including at double leaf doors, signs shall be placed on the nearest adjacent wall. Mounting height shall be 60 in (1525 mm) above the finish floor to the centerline of the sign. Mounting location for such signage shall be so that a person may approach within 3 in (76 mm) of signage without encountering protruding objects or standing within the swing of a door. 4.30.7* Symbols of Accessibility. (1) Facilities and elements required to be identified as accessible by 4.1 shall use the international symbol of accessibility. The symbol shall be displayed as shown in Fig. 43(a) and (b).

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(2) Volume Control Telephones. Telephones required to have a volume control by 4.1.3(17)(b) shall be identified by a sign containing a depiction of a telephone handset with radiating sound waves. (3) Text Telephones. Text telephones required by 4.1.3(17)(c) shall be identified by the international TDD symbol (Fig 43(c)). In addition, if a facility has a public text telephone, directional signage indicating the location of the nearest text telephone shall be placed adjacent to all banks of telephones which do not contain a text telephone. Such directional signage shall include the international TDD symbol. If a facility has no banks of telephones, the directional signage shall be provided at the entrance (e.g., in a building directory). (4) Assistive Listening Systems. In assembly areas where permanently installed assistive listening systems are required by 4.1.3(19)(b) the availability of such systems shall be identified with signage that includes the international symbol of access for hearing loss (Fig 43(d)). 4.30.8* Illumination Levels. (Reserved).

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APPENDIX
This appendix contains materials of an advisory nature and provides additional information that should help the reader to understand the minimum requirements of the guidelines or to design buildings or facilities for greater accessibility. The paragraph numbers correspond to the sections or paragraphs of the guideline to which the material relates and are therefore not consecutive (for example, A4.2.1 contains additional information relevant to 4.2.1). Sections of the guidelines for which additional material appears in this appendix have been indicated by an asterisk. Nothing in this appendix shall in any way obviate any obligation to comply with the requirements of the guidelines itself.

A4.30 Signage. A4.30.1 General. In building complexes where finding locations independently on a routine basis may be a necessity (for example, college campuses), tactile maps or prerecorded instructions can be very helpful to visually impaired people. Several maps and auditory instructions have been developed and tested for specific applications. The type of map or instructions used must be based on the information to be communicated, which depends highly on the type of buildings or users. Landmarks that can easily be distinguished by visually impaired individuals are useful as orientation cues. Such cues include changes in illumination level, bright colors, unique patterns, wall murals, location of special equipment or other architectural features. Many people with disabilities have limitations in movement of their heads and reduced peripheral vision. Thus, signage positioned perpendicular to the path of travel is easiest for them to notice. People can generally distinguish signage within an angle of 30 degrees to either side of the centerlines of their faces without moving their heads. A4.30.2 Character Proportion. The legibility of printed characters is a function of the viewing distance, character height, the ratio of the stroke width to the height of the character, the contrast of color between character and background, and print font. The size of characters must be based upon the intended viewing distance. A severely nearsighted person may have to be much closer to recognize a character of a given size than a person with normal visual acuity. A4.30.4 Raised and Brailled Characters and Pictorial Symbol Signs (Pictograms). The standard dimensions for literary Braille are as follows: Dot diameter .059 in. Inter-dot spacing .090 in. Horizontal separation between cells .241 in. Vertical separation between cells .395 in. Raised borders around signs containing raised characters may make them confusing to read unless the border is set far away from the characters. Accessible signage with descriptive

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materials about public buildings, monuments, and objects of cultural interest may not provide sufficiently detailed and meaningful information. Interpretive guides, audio tape devices, or other methods may be more effective in presenting such information. A4.30.5 Finish and Contrast. An eggshell finish (11 to 19 degree gloss on 60 degree glossimeter) is recommended. Research indicates that signs are more legible for persons with low vision when characters contrast with their background by at least 70 percent. Contrast in percent shall be determined by: Contrast = [(B1 - B2)/B1] x 100 where B1 = light reflectance value (LRV) of the lighter area and B2 = light reflectance value (LRV) of the darker area. Note that in any application both white and black are never absolute; thus, B1 never equals 100 and B2 is always greater than 0. The greatest readability is usually achieved through the use of light-colored characters or symbols on a dark background

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EXHIBIT E ADAAG - AREAS OF RESCUE ASSISTANCE

AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT ACCESSIBILITY GUIDELINES FOR BUILDINGS AND FACILITIES PROVISIONS RE AREAS OF RESCUE ASSISTANCE
4. ACCESSIBLE ELEMENTS AND SPACES: SCOPE AND TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS. 4.1 Minimum Requirements 4.1.3 Accessible Buildings: New Construction. Accessible buildings and facilities shall meet the following minimum requirements: *** (9)* In buildings or facilities, or portions of buildings or facilities, required to be accessible, accessible means of egress shall be provided in the same number as required for exits by local building/life safety regulations. Where a required exit from an occupiable level above or below a level of accessible exit discharge is not accessible, an area of rescue assistance shall be provided on each such level (in a number equal to that of inaccessible required exits). Areas of rescue assistance shall comply with 4.3.11. A horizontal exit, meeting the requirements of local building/life safety regulations, shall satisfy the requirement for an area of rescue assistance. EXCEPTION: Areas of rescue assistance are not required in buildings or facilities having a supervised automatic sprinkler system. * * * (16) Building Signage: (a) Signs which designate permanent rooms and spaces shall comply with 4.30.1, 4.30.4, 4.30.5 and 4.30.6. (b) Other signs which provide direction to or information about functional spaces of the building shall comply with 4.30.1, 4.30.2, 4.30.3, and 4.30.5. EXCEPTION: Building directories, menus, and all other signs which are temporary are not required to comply. * * * 4.3.11 Areas of Rescue Assistance. 4.3.11.1 Location and Construction. An area of rescue assistance shall be one of the following: (1) A portion of a stairway landing within a smokeproof enclosure (complying with local requirements).

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(2) A portion of an exterior exit balcony located immediately adjacent to an exit stairway when the balcony complies with local requirements for exterior exit balconies. Openings to the interior of the building located within 20 feet (6 m) of the area of rescue assistance shall be protected with fire assemblies having a three-fourths hour fire protection rating. (3) A portion of a one-hour fire-resistive corridor (complying with local requirements for fireresistive construction and for openings) located immediately adjacent to an exit enclosure. (4) A vestibule located immediately adjacent to an exit enclosure and constructed to the same fire-resistive standards as required for corridors and openings. (5) A portion of a stairway landing within an exit enclosure which is vented to the exterior and is separated from the interior of the building with not less than one-hour fire-resistive doors. 6) When approved by the appropriate local authority, an area or a room which is separated from other portions of the building by a smoke barrier. Smoke barriers shall have a fire-resistive rating of not less than one hour and shall completely enclose the area or room. Doors in the smoke barrier shall be tight-fitting smoke- and draft-control assemblies having a fire-protection rating of not less than 20 minutes and shall be self-closing or automatic closing. The area or room shall be provided with an exit directly to an exit enclosure. Where the room or area exits into an exit enclosure which is required to be of more than one-hour fire-resistive construction, the room or area shall have the same fire-resistive construction, including the same opening protection, as required for the adjacent exit enclosure. (7) An elevator lobby when elevator shafts and adjacent lobbies are pressurized as required for smokeproof enclosures by local regulations and when complying with requirements herein for size, communication, and signage. Such pressurization system shall be activated by smoke detectors on each floor located in a manner approved by the appropriate local authority. Pressurization equipment and its duct work within the building shall be separated from other portions of the building by a minimum two-hour fire-resistive construction. 4.3.11.2 Size. Each area of rescue assistance shall provide at least two accessible areas each being not less than 30 inches by 48 inches (760 mm by 1220 mm). The area of rescue assistance shall not encroach on any required exit width. The total number of such 30-inch by 48-inch (760 mm by 1220 mm) areas per story shall be not less than one for every 200 persons of calculated occupant load served by the area of rescue assistance. EXCEPTION: The appropriate local authority may reduce the minimum number of 30-inch by 48-inch (760 mm by 1220 mm) areas to one for each area of rescue assistance on floors where the occupant load is less than 200. 4.3.11.3* Stairway Width. Each stairway adjacent to an area of rescue assistance shall have a minimum clear width of 48 inches between handrails. 4.3.11.4* Two-way Communication. A method of two-way communication, with both visible and audible signals, shall be provided between each area of rescue assistance and the primary entry. The fire department or appropriate local authority may approve a location other than the primary entry. 4.3.11.5 Identification. Each area of rescue assistance shall be identified by a sign which states "AREA OF RESCUE ASSISTANCE" and displays the international symbol of accessibility. The

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sign shall be illuminated when exit sign illumination is required. Signage shall also be installed at all inaccessible exits and where otherwise necessary to clearly indicate the direction to areas of rescue assistance. In each area of rescue assistance, instructions on the use of the area under emergency conditions shall be posted adjoining the two-way communication system.

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This appendix contains materials of an advisory nature and provides additional information that should help the reader to understand the minimum requirements of the guidelines or to design buildings or facilities for greater accessibility. The paragraph numbers correspond to the sections or paragraphs of the guideline to which the material relates and are therefore not consecutive (for example, A4.2.1 contains additional information relevant to 4.2.1). Sections of the guidelines for which additional material appears in this appendix have been indicated by an asterisk. Nothing in this appendix shall in any way obviate any obligation to comply with the requirements of the guidelines itself.

A4.3.11.3 Stairway Width. A 48 in (1220 mm) wide exit stairway is needed to allow assisted evacuation (e.g., carrying a person in a wheelchair) without encroaching on the exit path for ambulatory persons. A4.3.11.4 Two-way Communication. It is essential that emergency communication not be dependent on voice communications alone because the safety of people with hearing or speech impairments could be jeopardized. The visible signal requirement could be satisfied with something as simple as a button in the area of rescue assistance that lights, indicating that help is on the way, when the message is answered at the point of entry.

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EXHIBIT F INTERNET RESOURCES

INTERNET RESOURCES

Information with respect to the ordinance, the rules and regulations, and proposed amendments of the ordinance can be obtained from the following web sites:

BOMA/Chicago Office of Emergency Management and Communications Fire Department Department of Buildings

http://www.boma-chicago.org http://www.ci.chi.il.us/Emergency911/

http://www.ci.chi.il.us/Fire/ProposedRules/ http://www.ci.chi.il.us/Buildings/

The full text of the Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines can be downloaded from the following web site:

US Department of Justice

http://www.usdoj.gov/crt/ada/adahom1.htm

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EXHIBIT G
BOMA/CHICAGO INFORMATION

BUILDING OWNERS AND MANAGERS ASSOCIATION OF CHICAGO


120 South LaSalle Street Suite 1400 Chicago, IL 60603-3401 Telephone: (312) 236-5237 Facsimile: (312) 236-5766 http://www.boma-chicago.org

The Building Owners and Managers Association of Chicago (BOMA/Chicago) is a trade association representing the owners and managers of commercial office buildings, institutional and government buildings, and their allied suppliers and professional firms. Our membership includes 253 individual buildings, representing over 93% of the office space in Chicagos central business district, and 150 suppliers and professional firms that service them. Our mission is to support the interests of the people and companies that own, operate, and service one of the citys most valuable assets its stock of quality commercial buildings as well as the people and businesses housed in them. For specific questions related to regulatory or legislative matters, contact Michael Cornicelli, BOMA/Chicagos Director of Government Affairs, direct dial (312) 759-2060, e-mail mcornicelli@bomachi.com.

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