PDFWAC 110-148-1460

How do I prepare for a natural disaster or emergency?

(1) You must develop an evacuation plan in case of a fire, natural disaster or other emergency. The plan must include:
(a) An evacuation floor plan, identifying exit doors and windows;
(b) Action to take for evacuating your home that ensures responsibility for the children;
(c) A plan for notification regarding the whereabouts and well-being of the children following the evacuation; and
(d) Your plan must be reviewed with the children and posted in a prominent place in the home.
(2) You must share this plan with your licensor and update the plan when circumstances in your home change. The emergency plan will be based on the type of children in your care, and the conditions of your home and property. Evacuation plans may change based on the developmental level and behaviors of children living in your home.
(3) Your required plan for natural disasters should include supplies of food, water, medications, and other necessary supplies.
(4) Emergency evacuation drills must be practiced at least quarterly with children in your home. You must review evacuation procedures with every child when they are placed in your home.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.15.030, chapter 74.15 RCW, P.L. 115-123 and 42 U.S.C. § 671 (a)(36)(A). WSR 20-03-095, § 110-148-1460, filed 1/13/20, effective 2/1/20. WSR 18-14-078, recodified as § 110-148-1460, filed 6/29/18, effective 7/1/18. Statutory Authority: Chapters 13.34 and 74.13 RCW, RCW 74.15.030(2), 74.15.311(2), 74.13.032, 13.04.011, 74.13.020, 13.34.030, 74.13.031, 13.34.145, 74.15.311, 74.15.030, and 2013 c 105. WSR 15-01-069, § 388-148-1460, filed 12/11/14, effective 1/11/15.]