Florida has no specific law or regulation requiring all employers to conduct fire drills.
However, the state does require annual fire exit drills in Category I buildings, defined as buildings:
• Where persons receive educational instruction;
• Where people reside, excluding private residences;
• With three or more floor levels; or
• Containing explosive, combustible, or highly flammable materials that pose a danger to life and property.
All occupants of the building should participate in the drill, and all emergency alarms should be sounded. The goal of the drills is to prepare occupants for exiting the building during fires or related emergencies and identify building-related problems that could impede evacuation (FL Stat. Sec. 633).
The office of the state fire marshal has information on fire prevention and compliance with the state fire code at http://www.fldfs.com/sfm
Local fire codes. Employers should also check local fire safety codes, which may contain additional requirements.