1 DANNEL P. MALLOY GOVERNOR fire Safety and Emergency Guidelines STATE OF Connecticut DEPARTMENT OF DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES TERRENCE MACY COMMISSIONER JOSEPH DREXLER DEPUTY COMMISSIONER email- Issued March,2004 Reviewed and Revised 7/09 Reissued August, 2009 DDS fire Safety & Emergency Guidelines Issued : 3/04 Reissued 8/09 2 STATE OF Connecticut DEPARTMENT OF DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES fire Safety AND Emergency Guidelines TABLE OF CONTENTS INTRODUCTION.
2 Page 3 Page 4 PART I DDS GENERAL fire Safety AND Emergency Guidelines Chapter 1. fire Emergencies: General Page 6 Chapter 2. fire Emergencies: Dealing with fire Emergencies .. Page 7 Chapter 3. Other Types of Emergencies: General 10 Chapter 4. Other Types of Emergencies: Specific External 11 Chapter 5. Other Types of Emergencies: Specific Hazards within the 13 Chapter 6. fire Prevention: General 15 Chapter 7. fire Prevention: Building fire Protection 16 Chapter 8. fire Prevention: General fire Safety 19 Chapter 9. fire Prevention: fire Evacuation 23 Chapter 10. Developing Community Relationships for 27 Chapter 11.
3 Page 28 PART II SITE SPECIFIC fire Safety AND Emergency PLANS Chapter 1. Overview of Site Specific fire Safety and Emergency Page 31 Chapter 2. Minimum Contents of a Site Specific fire Safety and Emergency Plan for CLA s, Campus, Community Training Homes and Day Service and Support .. Page 32 Chapter 3. Minimum Contents of a Site Specific fire Safety and Emergency Plan for Individual Supports, Own Homes and Family .. Page 33 Chapter 4. Minimum Contents of a Site Specific fire Safety and Emergency Plan for Respite .. Page 34 PART III ANNEXES 1) DDS GENERAL fire Safety AND Emergency Guidelines SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIAL a) Condensed fire Safety and Emergency Guidelines supplemental Material 2) DDS fire Drill Form 3) Evacuation Score Frequently Asked Questions 4) FILL IN THE BLANK TEMPLATES FOR SITE SPECIFIC PLANS.
4 A) CLA s, Campus/Respite Programs, Community Training Homes and Day Programs b) Supported Living and Family Homes 5) fire Safety AND Emergency Guidelines FOR INDIVIDUAL & FAMILY HOMES 6) FILE FOR LIFE 7) fire PROTECTION EQUIPMENT AND TESTING AND MAINTENANCE Guidelines 8) OTHER RESOURCES 9) RESOURCES FOR FAMILY HOMES 10) fire PLAN FOR FAMILY RESPITE CENTERS DDS fire Safety & Emergency Guidelines Issued : 3/04 Reissued 8/09 3 INTRODUCTION Since March 2004, the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) fire Safety and Emergency Guidelines have served as a summary of best practices , supporting Commissioner Peter O Meara s health and Safety agenda.
5 This important reference document is, furthermore, an All Hazards Guidebook for consumers, families, and support staff. These Guidelines , first published in 2004 and revised in 2005, are reissued in this 2009 edition, which is the basis for DDS s fire Prevention Training Curriculum, for which the Department was awarded a development grant by the Department of Homeland Security, Emergency Preparedness and Response Directorate, under the Assistance to Firefighters Grant- fire Prevention and Safety Program. In July 2008, a curriculum development committee was formed to review and revise the Guidelines .
6 A cross section of individuals representing the fire service community, private providers, DDS staff and consumers, met through the Fall and completed these revised fire Safety and Emergency Guidelines . This project was completed by Co-Committee Chairs, Timothy E. Baldwin, fire Chief, DDS Southbury Training School fire Department and Daniel A. Micari, DDS Director of Quality Management Services Division, along with Committee members Adam Piskura, State Director of fire Training, Commission on fire Prevention and Control; Russ Emons, Director of Public fire Education, Commission on fire Prevention and Control; Alan Zygmunt, Public fire and Life Safety Coordinator, Connecticut fire Academy; Carlos M.
7 Colon, DDS Self Advocate Coordinator; Kenneth Comerford, DDS Quality Services Review Specialist Supervisor; Elmer Kiessling, Department of Pubic Safety , Division of fire Emergency and Building Services, Office of the State fire Marshal; Maureen Evelyn, DDS Trainer; Cathy Faulkner, DDS Regional Training Supervisor; John Yacovino, Connecticut fire Marshals Association; Irving D. Moy, Public Health Services Manager, Department of Public Health; Carmen Onalfo, DDS Quality Services Review Specialist Supervisor; Christine Pratt, fire Lieutenant, DDS Southbury Training School; Stan Soby, Vice President of Community Programs, Oak Hill School for the Blind; Stella Stanescu, Executive Director, Network, Incorporated; John D.
8 Tierney, DDS Program Training Coordinator; Beverly Tulisano, DDS Public Community Programs Manager; Robin Wood, DDS Self Determination Director. These Guidelines are intended to advance awareness and educate all of the stakeholders whose daily health and wellbeing depend on a practical understanding of the dangers of fire and other hazardous emergencies. The Guidelines furthermore promote vigilance and readiness on the part of every one of us who face the possibility of an unforeseen Emergency , which may require a life sustaining response for ourselves, or others who depend on assistance or support.
9 Many thanks to the committee whose work will serve as the foundation for awareness, prevention, and readiness at home, at work, and in our communities DDS fire Safety & Emergency Guidelines Issued : 3/04 Reissued 8/09 4 FORWARD The State of Connecticut DEPARTMENT OF DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES (DDS) has always maintained an aggressive campaign in dealing with the ever-present threat of fire or other emergencies. Full compliance with all State, Federal and other regulatory agencies codes and regulations pertaining to fire and emergencies has always been a cornerstone of the Department s approach toward fire Safety .
10 These Guidelines are promulgated, to provide guidance and direction in assisting those charged with providing services to individuals served by DDS. These Guidelines provide a holistic approach to fire Safety , fire prevention and all hazard response. It addresses not only meeting minimum standards set forth by regulatory agencies, but also addresses general building construction features, planning and preparation for response to emergencies, fire prevention, training for both staff and consumers, and integrates all these facets of Safety into one easy to use guideline.