Workshop on School Safety, Codes and Security - December 2014

NFPA organized the School Safety, Codes and Security Workshop, which was held in December 2014, to pause and reflect on the trends, concepts and ideas in securing the school environment from acts of violence.

How these models interact with or consider the impact on fire, life safety and building codes is unclear. This Workshop attempted to identify and understand the sometimes competing objectives of fire and security safety. United with the expectations of law enforcement and fire department personnel, who often arrive at the height of or just after an event has ended, the Workshop took stock of the current building, life safety and fire codes provisions for egress; how those in the security industry view school safety; how school systems deal with their own internal procedures; and what protocols are or should be in place for the first responder community. 

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