The Virginia Statewide Fire Prevention Code (SFPC) is under the jurisdiction of the state Division of Building and Fire Regulation and is enforced by the state fire marshal. Chapter 4 - Emergency Planning and Preparedness - of the SFPC prescribes employer responsibilities regarding fire safety and evacuation procedures.
Evacuation. Under the SFPC, a fire code official may order the evacuation of a building because of structural damage or the presence of explosive or toxic fumes or vapors. Anyone refusing to evacuate or interfering with an evacuation is in violation of the SFPC.