Fire Drills

A fire drill is a method of practicing the evacuation of a building for a fire or any other emergency. Usually a Hooter or a fire alarm is activated and the building is evacuated as though a real fire had occurred. The time it takes to evacuate is measured in order to ensure that it occurs within a stipulated time frame.

In Hari shree Vidyalayam, the children are regularly made to practice the fire drill. The Hooter is activated and the children are taught to evacuate the building through the emergency exits and they assemble in the ‘Assembly Area’. The children have been trained to leave their personal belongings and walk quickly to the nearest emergency exit from where they are taken to the ‘Assembly Area’. An Assembly area is an area outside the school premises designated as an assembly point in case of emergencies. It provides protection from the heat and smoke in a fire situation. It should be clearly marked and easily identified by any person who is within the school premises.

The Purpose of the Fire Drill is to ensure that

  • The students are trained to act in a calm and orderly manner in case of crisis.
  • The children are made aware of all the emergency exits within the school premises.
  • Evacuation of the building is achieved in a speedily and orderly manner.

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