d_rydall

Illuminated EXIT signs and Live Theatre

Discussion created by d_rydall on Sep 24, 2019
Latest reply on Oct 16, 2019 by milt.werner

Greetings, I was recently at a live theatre production outside my jurisdiction and noticed the EXIT signs went out with the house lights when the show started. Being a prevention officer, I always assess my exit route once I find my seat. Ontario Fire Code in Ontario Canada states EXIT signage shall be illuminated when the space is occupied. When I asked a usher if the EXIT lighting was manually dimmed or had a override tied into the fire alarm he could not answer. I sent a message to the local AHJ and am awaiting a response. Anyone have a similar experience and if so did you speak up or ignore it? 

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