DADS Information Letter 14-19 (Revised): Additional Life Safety Documentation Kept in Four-person Homes
Beginning April 1, 2014, HCS program providers must ensure that the required documentation related to life safety requirements is available in all four-person residences at all times.
· documentation of the most recent evacuation scores (e-scores) completed for the home;
· if the home has a sprinkler system, documentation that there is a heat detection system in the
attic or evidence that the attic is sprinklered;
· if the home has a sprinkler system, documentation that the sprinkler system is NFPA 13, NFPA 13 R or NFPA 13D type system;
· if the home’s ceiling and wall finish is other than gypsum board or sheetrock, documentation that the ceiling and wall finish have a Class A, B or C flame spread; and
· if the home does not have a sprinkler system, documentation to prove that drapery, curtains or other similar loosely hanging furnishings (but not shower curtains) and newly purchased upholstered furniture meet the flame propagation performance criteria required under the NFPA 701.
Additionally, the following documentation must be available in the residences:
· emergency plans and documentation of any emergency drills conducted in three-person and four-person residences and in foster/companion care homes;
· current vaccination records for all dogs and cats that live at three-person and four-person residences and at foster/companion care homes; and
· a copy of the most recent inspection by the local fire authority for four-person residences.