8. The Human Element. Dangerous conditions, which can create a fire situation, are careless
work practices such as using flammables to clean. This can be corrected by emphasizing the
importance of being constantly alert and knowledgeable.
PART D - Emergency Plans for Fires.
Local regulations will establish specific requirements that must be incorporated into the
standard fire plan. In addition, a confinement facility emergency plan for fires will include, as a
minimum, the following:
1. A fire prevention method that follows applicable fire regulations.
2. Alarm and notification procedures. These procedures should stress the importance of
sounding the alarm as the first action.
3. Evacuation and immediate action procedures based upon the premise that saving lives is
paramount while the custody of prisoners and the saving of government property are of secondary
importance. These procedures will include the following provisions:
a. Designation of duty positions, to include primaries and alternates, responsible for
opening cells and emergency exit doors.
b. Plans for the evacuation of prisoners to a predetermined area of the building and for the
designation of personnel assigned to supervise prisoner evacuation.
c. Assignment of duty positions, to include primaries and alternates, responsible for
manning specified fire fighting equipment and extinguishing the fire.
d. Designation of duty positions, to include primaries and alternates, responsible for
removing essential records.
e. Means of maintaining custody and control and accounting for prisoners during and
following implementation of the plan.
4. Fire and evacuation plan test procedures that require--
a. Testing at least once each month at irregular times (IAW AR 190-47).
b. All cell and emergency doors to be unlocked and opened during such tests, with the
exception of those cells containing intractable prisoners.
c. Publishing and posting applicable portions of the plan on the bulletin boards for the
PART E - Prisoner Disorders.
1. Disturbances among prisoners may take the form of minor disorders, major disorders, or full-
scale riots. They may be spontaneous in nature and unorganized, or they may be well planned and