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Existing Hotel / Dorm Exit/Evacuation Signage

Question asked by stevehanson on Jan 24, 2019
Latest reply on Jan 25, 2019 by tom.daly

Good morning.


I just had a director ask about the necessity for every room having signage in a small existing hotel we have property.  It's a 2 story/38 room hotel with every room's door opening directly to the outside path to egress.  You have a choice of going right or left....common sense would dictate which way to go based on where the fire is.   


I let them know, common sense or not, we are required to provide the exit/evacuation signs in every room.  I am in the state of Florida and included the following from the current Florida Fire Prevention Code (NFPA 1 and NFPA 101 with FL specific additions to the base code):

A floor diagram reflecting the actual floor arrangement, exit locations, and room identification shall be posted in a location and manner acceptable to the authority having jurisdiction on, or immediately adjacent to, every guest room door in hotels and in every resident room in dormitories.


I like to throw these things out here to see if it could help others, or if I was way off!


Thank you