Class 3 - Building, Elevator and Fire Code Requirements for Fire Service Access Elevators (FSAE) and Occupant Evacuation Elevators (OEE) with Occupant Evacuation Operation (OEO)

Class format:  1 full day (8-Hour) in-class training.

ICC Course No 19708

Approved for 8 Hrs - 0.8 ICC-CEUs

This class has been approved by NAESA International for 0.75 CEU credits for Qualified Elevator Inspectors (QEI) certification.

And approved by NAEC for 7.5 CET Credits.

Continuing Education Units (CEU) – 8 CEU units accredited by ESA/NTS will be granted to all participants upon completion of the class.

Approved for NTS renewal credit by the Electronic Security Association



In high-rise buildings, elevators are extremely useful tools for firefighters to fight fires and rescue occupants. The main reason for developing the Fire Service Access Elevator (FSAE) was to provide firefighters with a safer and more efficient means to fight fires and rescue occupants in the upper floors of high-rise buildings. The FSAE was first required by the 2009-IBC for high-rise buildings over 120 feet in height. Occupant Evacuation Elevators were also introduced first in the 2009-IBC as an exception to the required third exit stairway for buildings over 420 feet in height. The OEE are intended to be used by building occupants to evacuate the building during fire emergencies - In case of a fire USE the elevators!

This class will discuss the specific code requirements for the FSAE and OEE including the IBC/CBC codes and NFPA standards from the AHJ/Enforcing Agency perspective.

Current Editions of IBC-2015, CBC-2016, ASME A17.1-2004, CCR-Title 8-Elevator Safety Orders (ESO), and NFPA 72 -2016 will be presented

NEW Editions of IBC-2018, CBC-2019, ASME A17.1-2013, 2016 and 2019, NFPA 72-2019 and CA. Title 8 – Elevator safety Orders with Group 5 Regulations, will be discussed.


  1. Identify all building and fire codes, elevator codes, and NFPA standards associated with Fire Service Access Elevators (FSAE) and Occupant Evacuation Elevators (OEE)
  2. Understand the specific IBC/CBC Sections 3007 and 3008 requirements for firefighters' and occupants’ protection associated with FSAE and OEE.
  3. Understand specific NFPA codes and standards: Fire Alarm and Signaling Code  (NFPA 72) and Sprinkler Systems Code (NFPA 13) requirements related to FSAE and OEE
  4. Understand ASME A17.1-2013 as adopted by CA. Title 8 – ESO Group 5 Regulations with specific requirements for Occupant Evacuation Operation (OEO) for Occupant Evacuation Elevators (OEE).


  • Fire Alarm and Sprinkler Systems Personnel: Designers, Installers, Technicians, Service personnel, Vendors, Engineers.
  • Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) and Code Officials Personnel: Fire, Building, Elevator, Electrical, Mechanical Inspectors, Code Enforcers and Permit Plans Reviewers.
  • Elevator Personnel:  Consultants, Mechanics, Engineers, Vendors, Inspectors.
  • Building Personnel: Owners, Managers, Building Engineers, Property managers.
  • Professionals: Architects, Mechanical, Electrical and Fire Protection Engineers.
  • Fire Service Personnel: Firefighters, Fire Plan Review Inspectors, Fire Field Inspectors.




2.0 hours
Topic: General FSAE and OEE overview
Topic: Review applicable Building, Fire and Elevator Codes and NFPA Standards associated with FSAE and OEE projects.
Delivery Method:
  • Power-Point Presentation and discussion

1.75 hours
Topic: Building, Fire, Elevator Codes and NFPA Standards Review of useful/common definitions and terms associated with FSAE and OEE systems.
Topic: Review specific features of FSAE and OEE systems.

Delivery Method
  • Power-Point Presentation and discussion

 Lunch Break


2.0 hours
Topic: Review specific IBC-2012/CBC-2013 Section 3007-FSAE and Section 3008-OEE specific requirements.
Topic: Review specific Elevator Code ASME A17.1-2013 Occupant Evacuation Operation (OEO)
Delivery Method:
  • Power-Point Presentation and discussion

1.75 hours
Topic: Review and discuss real life projects:  Examples of plans and permits associated with FSAE and OEE projects.
Topic: Review and answer Course Related questions on a Q&A and open discussion format

Delivery Method
  • Presentation
  • Discussion
  • Exercise

7.5 hours


Fire Service Access Elevator (FSAE), Occupant Evacuation Elevators (OEE), Occupant Evacuation Operation (OEO), Fire Emergency Operation (FEO), Phase I Emergency Recall Operation, Phase II In-Car Emergency Operation, Designated Recall Level, Alternate Recall Level, Machine-Room-Less Elevators (MRL), Elevator Machine Room (EMR), Elevator Control Space (ECS), Elevator Control Room (ECR), Elevator Standby Power, Elevator Lobby Protection, Elevator Communication System.


  • Current IBC- 2015 Edition and New IBC 2018 Edition Sections 3007 and 3008
  • Current CBC- 2016 Edition and New CBC 2019 Edition Sections 3007 and 3008
  • Current CCR-Title 8 Elevator Safety Orders and ASME A17.1-2004 (Group 4) and NEW ESO – Based on A17.1-2013 per Group 5 Regulations.
  • NEW ASME A17.1-2013, 2016 and 2019 with  Section 2.27.11 and Annex V for OEO.
  • Current NFPA 72 -2016 Edition and New NFPA 72 -2019 Edition
  • Current NFPA 13 -2016 Edition and New NFPA 13 -2019 Edition