"Floor Warden Program Participation Letter"
Building Address: Date: Los Angeles Fire Department Bureau of Fire Prevention and Public Safety, High-Rise Unit 200 North Main Street, Suite 1700 Los Angeles, CA 90012 Re: Request for Floor Warden Exemption Building Address: High-Rise Evacuation/Fire Manual Most Recent Approval Date: Approver of Record: Stormy Bruckner #HR0069 Name and Certificate of Fitness Number L.A.F.D. High-Rise Life Safety Service Consultant Dear Inspector This is a request for a Floor Warden Program exemption within the scope of the City of Los Angeles Municipal Code, Section 57.33.19, paragraph A.3 Floor Warden Program Status: On an annual basis, the Fire Safety Director in conjunction with the management staff delivers to each resident a copy of the Floor Warden Program requirements outlined in the Los Angeles Municipal Code, Section 57.33.19, along with a request for residents to participate in our Floor Warden Program. On _______ a “Floor Warden Participation Letter” was sent to each occupant/resident here at 10535 Wilshire Blvd. The letter explained the Floor Warden Program and gave each occupant/resident the opportunity to participate. Response to the letter was required within 10 business days. As of the date of this letter( ) percent (%) of the residents responded to the letter. ( ) percent (%) the accepted and ( ) percent (%) declined to participate. Documentation of this survey is available onsite upon request. Due to this lack of participation, I (name) Fire Safety Director at (address) request a Floor Warden Program exemption and approval of an alternate means of compliance with L.A.M.C. 57.33.19 1 of 2 Building Description and Noteworthy Evacuation Plan Characteristics (Bldg address) is a (xx)-story, high-rise condominium complex that is occupied by homeowners and tenants. Enter site specific info, i.e. The building is partially sprinklered, has three pressurized stairwells, manual pull stations (in the elevator lobbies and near each stairwell), fire doors in each elevator lobby. The alarm system rings throughout the building. Smoke detectors are tied into the fire alarm panel, and will automatically recall the elevators if activated. There is a Security Officer at the front desk on duty seven days a week, 24 hours a day in the main lobby of the building, plus one officer assigned to the vehicle entry gate and one other officer assigned as a “rover”. The staff (during normal business hours) consists of the building manager, assistant manager and a maintenance engineer. All Security Officers and Staff members have radios and have been trained to respond to fires and other emergencies as in accordance with in the Los Angeles City Fire Department approved Emergency Evacuation Manual. Documentation of this information is available on site upon request. Alternate means of compliance in lieu of Floor Warden Program 57.33.19 (A3): Annual issuance of “Floor Warden Participation Letter” Emergency Evacuation Training for Occupants/residents and building staff at least twice a year Fire drills once a year Currently state and local codes require training in high-rise buildings annually. This training must be provided to all building staff, Floor Wardens and occupants/tenants. Without a floor warden program safe evacuation in the event of an emergency is the sole responsibility of each occupant/resident, in cooperation with the Building staff and the Fire Safety Director. To increase the knowledge and understanding of our approved building evacuation plan The Fire Safety Director will ensure that training is provided to all occupants/residents and building staff at least twice a year in accordance with the Los Angeles Fire Department training guidelines. Fire drills will remain as required (annually). During the training sessions, the Fire Safety Director will continue to encourage occupants/ residents to participate in the Floor Warden Program. The Fire Safety Director will notify the Los Angeles Fire Department in writing a minimum of 48 hours prior to conducting any training or evacuation drills by fax at (213) 978-3614. On an annual basis the Fire Safety Director will revisit the above process to give all occupants/residents the opportunity to participate as a Floor Warden or Alternate. The current Fire Safety Director for this building is (name) and can be reached at: (ph #) Thank you for your review of this request. Sincerely, (name and title) (ph #) 2 of 2