Crisis can happen at any time, anywhere and so, effective and safe schools must be well prepared for any potential crisis. Crisis response is an important component of an emergency preparedness and risk communication plan.
All staff should be aware of their nearest exit not only in their classrooms but other areas of the school. Fire Evacuation notices and plans are in place in all areas of the school. All staff should take time to familiarise themselves with these plans.
Upon hearing the fire alarm, the following staff procedures/duties will take place:
Classroom Staff/Support Staff
- The person managing the class/group/individuals will take the children through the nearest fire exit.
- Staff take their two-way radios with them.
- Children MUST evacuate the building in silence.
- NO ONE should stop to collect any belongings.
- Children must be evacuated to the nearest assembly point.
- Staff must inform administration staff via radio if this is different from their class assembly point so their fire registers can be brought to them.
- Staff will check children against the fire register and immediately inform administration staff via radio of any missing children
- Any staff who have children in a different location to their normal assembly point must notify via radio the child’s class teacher.
- Fire extinguishers are checked monthly by the civil defense.
- A training must be done on using fire extinguisher yearly for the staff and students about how to use it.