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Fenced parking lot as emergency egress location - fire evacuation, but what about active shooter?

Question asked by Bonnie Wisniewski on Jan 18, 2018
Latest reply on Jan 18, 2018 by cda cda

Bonnie Wisniewski

This is in followup to a question I asked during Gregory Harrington's Balancing Life Safety and Security NFPA Live presentation. My question during the live event wasn't clear, as I was typing while listening. I have clients with fenced emergency assembly areas (usually back parking lot) that require key pad or card to get out of fenced area. The fenced area is not a public way. The ped gate may take one back towards the building that is on fire or where another emergency is happening. Is there allowances for, during a fire evacuation if not egress to a public way, occupants can get a certain distance from the building (e.g., fenced area cannot be too small)? Also, what about evacuating into a fenced parking lot when there is a shooter chasing them out? Do you think NFPA 3000 will look at this? Thanks -gharrington

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