5101:2-14-10 Fire safety requirements for a licensed type B home provider.

(A) A licensed type B home provider shall have:

(1) The emergency egress features and operational conditions listed in "Appendix A" to this rule.

(2) A written fire evacuation plan that includes a floor plan marked with a primary escape route and an alternate escape route to a designated meeting place outside the home.

(3) Practices of the fire evacuation plan at least once each month at different times of the day. The date, time of day, number of children and total time to evacuate for each practice drill shall be kept in a written log.

(4) At least one underwriters laboratories (UL) or factory mutual laboratories (FM) smoke detector located in the basement and on each level of the type B provider's home. The type B provider shall place, install, test and maintain smoke detectors in accordance with manufacturer's recommendations.

(5) Carbon monoxide detectors:

(a) In single family homes, there shall be at least one UL listed carbon monoxide detector located in the basement and on each level of the home in which child care is being provided.

(b) In multi-family buildings, there shall be at least one UL listed carbon monoxide detector located in the basement and on each level of the unit in which child care is being provided.

(c) The type B provider shall place, install, test and maintain carbon monoxide detectors in accordance with manufacturer's recommendations.

(6) At least one UL or FM portable fire extinguisher in the type B home which shall have a minimum rating of 1A:10BC. At least one fire extinguisher shall be located in the kitchen where food is provided for child care.

(7) All electrical connections made in junction boxes which are properly covered. Electrical extension cords shall not be used as permanent wiring.

(B) Upon discovery of a fire on the premises, the provider shall:

(1) Immediately evacuate everyone from the home and notify the local fire department to request their assistance even if a home fire extinguisher has been used to put out the fire.

(2) Notify the CDJFS within one business day if a fire or natural disaster has occurred in the home.

(C) Providers who store flammable and combustible materials and substances, such as, but not limited to, gasoline, kerosene, propane and other fuels, shall follow the storage requirements listed in "Appendix B" to this rule.

(D) If vented gas, oil, or wood-fired heaters are used, a nonflammable guard shall be provided for each heater, stove, or fireplace to protect the children from hot surfaces and open flames.

(1) No unprotected open flame, such as fireplaces, oil lamps or candles, shall be allowed to burn in the home while care is being provided.

(2) Unvented fuel-fired heaters shall not be used while child care is being provided.

Replaces: 5101:2-14-07

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Effective: 01/01/2014
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 01/01/2019
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 5104.018 , 5104.052 , 5104.053
Rule Amplifies: 5104.018
Prior Effective Dates: 4/1/82, 5/20/83, 9/25/86, 2/15/88, 5/1/89, 10/1/97 (Emer.), 12/30/97, 4/10/03, 8/14/08.