501 KAR 7:070.
Safety; emergency procedures.
RELATES TO: KRS
AUTHORITY: KRS 196.035, 197.020, 441.055
FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: KRS 441.055(1) requires the Department of Corrections
to promulgate administrative regulations establishing minimum standards for
jails that house state prisoners. This administrative regulation establishes
safety and emergency procedures to be followed in restricted custody centers.
Section 1. Policy
and Procedure. (1) Each center shall have a written policy and procedure that
specifies fire prevention practices to provide for the safety of prisoners,
visitors, and jail employees. The policy shall include:
(a) A fire emergency
planning session for jail employees at least quarterly;
written documentation of the fire planning session including evacuation, fire
drills, and other procedures covered during this session;
(c) A fire safety
inspection by the department at least once a year;
(d) Inspection and
testing of fire protection equipment by a qualified person at least annually
with visual inspections by jail personnel monthly;
e) All restricted
custody centers shall be tobacco free facilities; and
(f) An evacuation
plan coordinated with local fire officials and approved by the department.
(2) Each center
shall have written policy and procedures for emergency situations including:
disturbance in the community;
(h) Other death
and disorder; and
evacuation disaster plan.
Physical Plant. (1) The center shall comply with the Kentucky Building Code,
incorporated by reference in 815 KAR 7:120. An existing center for which
approval has been granted may continue without change, except if a significant
alteration, addition, or change of occupancy occurs.
(2) Each exit
(a) Distinctly and
(b) Visible at all
(c) Kept clear;
(d) Maintained in
(3) Each center
shall have equipment necessary to maintain essential lights, power, HVAC, and
communications in an emergency situation.
(4) Each center
shall have a fire alarm and smoke detection system.
(5) Each area shall have a fire-suppression system.
(13 Ky.R. 822; eff. 11-11-86; Am. 27 Ky.R. 1582; 2141; eff. 2-15-2001; 31 Ky.R.
1574; 1807; eff. 5-26-05; 34 Ky.R. 2481; eff. 8-1-08; 37 Ky.R. 2979; 38 Ky.R.
587; eff. 10-7-11.)