The District of Columbia (DC) has no specific law or regulation requiring employers, other than educational institutions and correctional facilities, to conduct fire drills.
The DC Labor Code for Industrial Safety does require employers to furnish a safe place of employment by adopting practices and processes for making the workplace safe. It also requires that every employer keep an accurate record of every person employed so that employees can be accounted for in case of an emergency (DC Code Sec. 32-808).
The District also regulates the sale, lease, rental, installation, service, repair, and use of fire and security alarm systems by licensing dealers and agents (DC Code Sec. 7-2801).