fire drills at school

School is a very fire safe place to be. Schools conduct fire drills several times a year to be sure everyone in the building knows how to get outside quickly and quietly. A school fire drill may be scheduled and announced in advance so that children can dress appropriately. The element of surprise is not important to practicing the school fire drill. School fire drills must be taken seriously – everyone in the building must participate. It is important to have two ways out of the school. Involve your local fire department in fire drill planning for your school.

Download the full lesson. (PDF, 1.28 MB)

In this lesson, children will learn to:

  • Respond to the sound of the school emergency alarm.
  • Identify the outside classroom meeting spot.

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