When is Area of Rescue/Refuge Required?

Area of Rescue Refuge Requirements

Make Sure Your Facility Meets Area of Refuge Requirements

There are many common misconceptions about when Area of Refuge systems are required and when they are not, and there are many exceptions making the system required in one area when it is not required in another. Cornell Communications has become the expert on the building, fire, and safety codes regarding Area of Refuge or Area of Rescue.

Here are some general guidelines to help you determine whether you need an area of rescue/refuge system or not:

This is not a complete list of rules and exceptions. Call Cornell for the most up-to-date requirements: 1-800-558-8957

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Cornell's digital area of refuge system was developed to meet the International Building Code (IBC) requirements adopted by the U.S. in 2015. This system is customizable for large properties like senior living facilities, outpatient medical buildings, schools, and multi-story buildings. It offers up to 5 controls panels and up to 255 call stations, providing two-way voice communication within the building and with 911. Call our representatives to get started and design your Area of Rescue/Refuge system.

Contact Area of Rescue Manufacturer  Area of Rescue Refuge System Design Installation

Area of Refuge Requirements by State

Area of Refuge Requirements in Alabama Area of Refuge Requirements in Alaska
Area of Refuge Requirements in Arizona Area of Refuge Requirements in Arkansas
Area of Refuge Requirements in California Area of Refuge Requirements in Colorado
Area of Refuge Requirements in Connecticut Area of Refuge Requirements in Delaware
Area of Refuge Requirements in Florida Area of Refuge Requirements in Georgia
Area of Refuge Requirements in Hawaii Area of Refuge Requirements in Idaho
Area of Refuge Requirements in Illinois Area of Refuge Requirements in Indiana
Area of Refuge Requirements in Iowa Area of Refuge Requirements in Kansas
Area of Refuge Requirements in Kentucky Area of Refuge Requirements in Louisiana
Area of Refuge Requirements in Maine Area of Refuge Requirements in Maryland
Area of Refuge Requirements in Massachusetts Area of Refuge Requirements in Michigan
Area of Refuge Requirements in Minnesota Area of Refuge Requirements in Mississippi
Area of Refuge Requirements in Missouri Area of Refuge Requirements in Montana
Area of Refuge Requirements in Nebraska Area of Refuge Requirements in Nevada
Area of Refuge Requirements in New Hampshire Area of Refuge Requirements in New Jersey
Area of Refuge Requirements in New Mexico Area of Refuge Requirements in New York
Area of Refuge Requirements in North Dakota Area of Refuge Requirements in North Carolina
Area of Refuge Requirements in Ohio Area of Refuge Requirements in Oklahoma
Area of Refuge Requirements in Oregon Area of Refuge Requirements in Pennsylvania
Area of Refuge Requirements in Rhode Island Area of Refuge Requirements in South Dakota
Area of Refuge Requirements in South Carolina Area of Refuge Requirements in Tennessee
Area of Refuge Requirements in Texas Area of Refuge Requirements in Utah
Area of Refuge Requirements in Vermont Area of Refuge Requirements in Virginia
Area of Refuge Requirements in Washington Area of Refuge Requirements in West Virginia
Area of Refuge Requirements in Wisconsin Area of Refuge Requirements in Wyoming
Contact the area of rescue system manufacturers at Cornell Communications today for more information on our emergency communication systems.

Nurse/Emergency Call

Designed for a wide variety of solutions to keep people safe anywhere they go

ADA Rescue Assistance

For emergency evacuation of multistory buildings & campus/parking lot security

Building Perimeter Security

Control unauthorized access/egress & contain wandering residents
For help ordering, designing, or installing:
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