area of refuge


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area of refuge

An area where individuals who are in a building may gather safely in case of fire and/or smoke; usually an outdoor area adjacent to the building, or an area protected by fire-rated walls.
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s solid reputation of coexistence and as an area of refuge.
You can direct people with impairments to these meeting spots, but what happens once they reach the area of refuge and need to wait until a situation is resolved?
They may provide information as to whether such employees should remain in their workplaces, assemble in an area of refuge to await the arrival of rescue workers or evacuate immediately.

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