Matanuska-Susitna Borough

Fire Code Application for Residential Care/Assisted Living Facilities

This form is to be used for the review of residential care/assisted living facilities designed to accommodate more than five, but not more than sixteen (16) persons, excluding staff.

Residential Care/Assisted Living facility: A building or part thereof housing a maximum of 16 persons, on a 24-hour basis, who because of age, mental disability or other reasons, live in a supervised residential environment which provides personal care services. Occupants are capable of responding to an emergency situation without physical assistance from staff. Where occupants cannot meet the fire evacuation drill requirements, additional building protection is required.

Personal Care Service: The care of residents who do not require chronic or convalescent medical or nursing care.