13A.15.10.01

.01 Emergency Safety.

The provider or substitute shall:

A. Prepare and maintain a written emergency and disaster plan that:

(1) Establishes procedures for:

(a) Evacuating the home, including an evacuation route;

(b) Relocating children to a designated safe site;

(c) Sheltering in place in the event that evacuation is not feasible;

(d) Notifying parents of children in care; and

(e) Addressing the individual needs of children, including children with special needs;

(2) Contains:

(a) The name of, and contact information for, the local emergency operations center;

(b) A list of local emergency services numbers; and

(c) The radio station call sign and frequency for the local Emergency Alert System (EAS);

(3) Is practiced with children at least:

(a) Once per month for fire evacuation purposes;

(b) Twice per year for other emergency and disaster situations; and

(c) If overnight care is provided, at least four times per year when children in overnight care are present; and

(4) Is updated at least annually;

B. Post conspicuously a copy of the emergency escape route floor plan:

(1) In or near the approved child care area; and

(2) If overnight care is provided, in each room where a child in care is sleeping;

C. Regularly orient children, who are old enough to understand, in procedures to be used in the event of a fire or other emergency requiring escape from the home;

D. Train each substitute and, if applicable, the additional adult on the contents of the written emergency and disaster plan required at §B of this regulation;

E. In the event of a declared emergency, be prepared to respond as directed by the local emergency management agency through sources of public information;

F. During an emergency evacuation or practice, take attendance records out of the home and verify the presence of each child currently in attendance;

G. Instruct children in the use of the 9-1-1 telephone number to summon help in an emergency; and

H. Meet the following requirements for first aid supplies:

(1) Maintain first aid supplies as the office requires in a location that is readily accessible to the areas of the home approved for child care;

(2) Store first aid supplies in a manner that makes them inaccessible to children in care; and

(3) Bring the first aid supplies along on any activity away from the family child care home.