Fire Drill Training at School
Fires can cause devastating effects on any type of premises. However, schools, in particular, are at significant risk. Fire drills in schools are only effective if they are regular and well-planned. Fire safety in schools is primarily enforced by local fire and rescue authorities.
When you hear the school bell ring continuously for one minute you will know that this is a fire drill and you must take the appropriate steps. Quickly line up outside your classroom. Do not make too much noise. Wait for your class monitor to check on attendance.
It is the responsibility of the headteacher and governing body of the premises to ensure that fire evacuation drills are carried out. The class monitor should call out all the names in the class register. He should take note of all those absent so that he can give the names to the teacher.
Walk-in an orderly manner to the main entrance. Do not push or giggle at this time. All drills should be taken seriously. Each class will follow an assigned route to the assembly area. Assemble in the school field. Your position should have been assigned to your class earlier and your class monitor will lead you to the spot. Do not move away at any point.
Your teacher will check the register. Remain quiet until told to return to your class. Fire drills are prescribed by statute in an effort to provide protection for the school-age population. Knowing how often to carry out a fire drill will depend on the level of risk that is present in your building, with a minimum of at least once a year.
A fire drill is an important part of school procedures and should be taken seriously. Fire evacuation drills should be held at least once per term, preferably at the start of each term. Everyone in a school needs to take part in regular fire drills, as it helps them to fully grasp the building’s escape routes and the instruction they must follow.