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. Sometimes a school official or the fire department might place a sign in the corridor that reads “smoke“. When the class reaches the sign, they should turn around and use a second way out. Having two ways out of the school is important. Involve your local fire department with fire drill planning for your school.
In this lesson, children will learn to:
- respond to the sound of the smoke alarm.
- find two ways out of the classroom.
- identify the outside classroom meeting place.
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