Fire Drill and Emergency Procedures
Regular fire drills are scheduled at least once a year. In addition to these,
there are unannounced fire drills held at different days on random days during
the school year. If necessary, and if there is an opportunity to do so, at least
one of these unannounced fire drills features a fire simulation that may include
generation of smoke, the arrival of fire trucks, and a mock rescue operation.
- Upon hearing the fire evacuation code signal, all employees and teachers should immediately stop working, turn off all the lights (except those in the stairways and the exit lights), and switch off all electrically powered equipment.
- Teachers tell their students to drop whatever they are doing, form two lines inside the classroom, and prepare to move out. Unless they receive instructions to the contrary, the teachers lead the students toward their pre-designated exit until they reach the pre-designated evacuation area.
- Members of the Fire Brigade then assume their assigned duties. Employees who have no assignment in the Fire Brigade immediately form a line and pass through the pre-designated exit to reach the predesignated evacuation area.
- Everybody should walk briskly, but there should be no running, pushing, or overtaking. Upon arrival at the evacuation area, teachers call the roll to account for all the students in the class. Should there be anybody missing, the teacher immediately informs his or her supervisor; the supervisor is the one who decides on the course of action to take.
- A few minutes after everybody has assembled in the designated evacuation areas, the all-clear signal is sounded or announced.
- Upon the sounding or announcement of the all-clear signal, everybody returns to his or her respective place.