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3.2. Exterior Areas

Exterior Areas

Exterior Areas of Assisted Rescue are protected areas outside the exit doors of buildings designed to provide a safe area for persons with mobility impairments when the terrain or grade surrounding a building can"t be easily ramped to provide a safe route to a public area away from the building.


Ideally, an office occupancy has a written plan, reviewed by the authority having jurisdiction, that is read, understood, and practiced by the occupants. Such a plan will take into account everyone in the building, with or without a disability, and provide them with the knowledge of how to evacuate during a real emergency.

 

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