Administrative Code

Virginia Administrative Code
5/28/2024

Article 1. Emergency Plans

6VAC15-45-590. Emergency plans.

There shall be written emergency plans which outline duties of staff, procedures, and evacuation routes. Emergency plans shall include responses in the event of fire, chemical release, power, water, heat loss, natural disaster, taking of hostages, riots and disturbances, escape, bomb threats, civil defense, and adverse job actions. There shall be a posted floor plan showing evacuation routes. The fire plan shall be reviewed annually by the State Fire Marshal.

Statutory Authority

§ 53.1-266 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR230-01-006 § 8.1; Virginia Register Volume 12, Issue 4, eff. December 13, 1995.

6VAC15-45-600. Fire drills.

Fire drills shall be performed in accordance with the emergency plan and include evacuation of inmates (except where security would be jeopardized). Fire drills shall be held, documented, and evaluated for effectiveness, at least quarterly.

Statutory Authority

§ 53.1-266 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR230-01-006 § 8.2; Virginia Register Volume 12, Issue 4, eff. December 13, 1995.

6VAC15-45-610. Fire department site visits.

There shall be documentation that, through annual site visits, the local fire department is familiar with the available equipment, physical layout, and emergency procedures of the facility. Additional site visits shall be required in case(s) of structural changes or additions to the facility.

Statutory Authority

§ 53.1-266 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR230-01-006 § 8.3; Virginia Register Volume 12, Issue 4, eff. December 13, 1995.

6VAC15-45-620. Emergency equipment.

The facility shall have the equipment necessary to maintain the necessary lights, power, and communications for essential security in an emergency. Testing shall be performed weekly.

Statutory Authority

§ 53.1-266 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR230-01-006 § 8.4; Virginia Register Volume 12, Issue 4, eff. December 13, 1995.

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