Chicago Emergency Evacuation Ordinance Signs

EMERGENCY EVACUATION ORDINANCE DETAILS:

SECTION 3. Chapter 13-196 of the Municipal Code of the City of Chicago is hereby
amended by adding new sections 13-196-085 and 13-196-086, as follows:

13-196-085 Stairwell identification.
Within every building which exceeds three stories in height there shall be posted and
maintained, within every interior stairwell enclosure at every floor, adjacent to the stairwell door,
alphabetical or directional letter identification for the stairwell and the number of the floor to
which the door opens. Lettering shall be permanent and a minimum of six inches in height.
Adjacent to every stairwell door there shall be posted, on the occupancy side, information
showing which floors have re-entry locations.
All lettering required by this section shall comply with ADAAG 4.30 (Americans with
Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines).

13-196-086 Area of rescue assistance identification.
Each area of rescue assistance shall be identified by a sign which states "AREA OF
RESCUE ASSISTANCE" and displays the international symbol of accessibility. Lettering shall
be permanent and a minimum of six inches in height and comply with ADAAG 4.30 (Americans
with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines).

SECTION 4. Chapter 18-30 of the Municipal Code of the City of Chicago is hereby
amended by adding new section 18-30-2620, as follows:

18-30-2620 Elevator identification.
Every elevator car in every building subject to the requirements of Chapter 13-78 of the
code must be permanently marked to correspond with the building car position indicator within
each car near the fireman's keyed control. Such car position indicator shall also be posted on the
upper left door jamb outside each elevator car on every floor.

For more information on the emergency evacuation ordinance, visit:
City of Chicago's website at http://www.ci.chi.il.us/Buildings/BuildingCode/EvacuationSummary.html

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