Kansas has no specific law or regulation requiring private employers to conduct fire drills, with the exception of schools, preschools, childcare facilities, and healthcare facilities.
Local fire safety codes may contain additional requirements.
The Kansas State Fire Prevention Code has evacuation drill requirements for owners and operators of regulated facilities, including child care, residential care, health care, and other regulated businesses (K.A.R. 22-18-2(a); K.A.R. 91-101/31-7.1et seq.).
The Code defines the following requirements for scheduled fire/evacuation drills:
• Drills should be unannounced, and times of drills should be varied.
• Alarm equipment found to be inoperable during a drill must be fixed immediately.
• Staff should be assigned specific responsibilities during evacuation of the building.
• Building occupants should gather at a designated safe area at least 50 feet from the building.
• Emergency plans should contain at least two alternate evacuation routes, which should be alternately practiced during drills.
• Accurate records of the drills must be ...