PDFWAC 51-50-30020

Section 30020Hoistway enclosures.

3002.4 Elevator car to accommodate ambulance stretcher.
In buildings provided with an elevator, at least one elevator shall provide fire department emergency access to all floors served in:
1. Buildings four or more stories above or below grade plane; and
2. Any R-1, R-2, or I occupancy building regardless of the number of stories.
The elevator car shall be of a size and arrangement to accommodate a 24-inch by 84-inch (610 mm by 2134 mm) ambulance stretcher with not less than 5-inch (127 mm) radius corners, in the horizontal, open position. The elevator shall be identified by the international symbol for emergency medical services (star of life). The symbol shall not be less than 3 inches (76 mm) in height and shall be placed inside on both sides of the hoistway door frame on both the designated level and the alternate level.
Private residence elevators are not required to comply with this section.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 19.27.031 and 19.27.074. WSR 23-23-102, § 51-50-30020, filed 11/15/23, effective 3/16/24; WSR 20-01-090, § 51-50-30020, filed 12/12/19, effective 7/1/20; WSR 16-03-064, § 51-50-30020, filed 1/19/16, effective 7/1/16.]