This report addresses ways in which fire safety professionals may evaluate and improve small board and care [B&C] home fire evacuation plans. A small B&C home is defined for this report as a detached dwelling providing shelter for 16 or fewer individuals. This definition is consistent with that used in the National Fire Protection Association Life Safety Code; however, the contents of this report are not limited to material appearing only in the Life Safety Code (LX). This report is not intended for use with apartment buildings or high-rise occupancies.
Federal Emergency Management Agency: US Fire Administration, http://www.usfa.fema.gov/