EMERGENCY PLANS AND DRILLS
Students will be informed of the appropriate action to take in an emergency. Emergency drills for fire, weather, and other disasters shall be conducted each school year. At least 10 fire drills shall be conducted each year, including at least 2 drills during the first two weeks of the school term.
Each attendance center shall develop and maintain a written plan containing emergency and disaster procedures. The plan will be communicated to and reviewed with employees. The emergency plan shall include:
· assignment of employees to specific tasks and responsibilities;
· instructions relating to the use of alarm systems and signals. If combination visual and auditory warning devices do not exist, the plan shall include specific provisions for warning individuals with hearing impairments;
· information concerning methods of fire containment;
· systems for notification of appropriate persons and agencies;
· information concerning the location and use of fire fighting equipment;
· specification of evacuation routes and procedures;
· posting of plans and procedures at suitable locations throughout the facility;
· evacuation drills which include the actual evacuation of individuals to safe areas;
· an evaluation for each evacuation drill.
Since many parents may not be at home, all children and faculty will be normally retained at the school building in case of extreme emergency. Parents may come to the school premises to pick up their children if they so desire.
Employees shall participate in emergency drills. Certified employees shall be responsible for instructing the proper techniques to be followed in the drill.
Legal Reference: Neb. Statute 79-609
79-705 and 706
Neb. Fire Safety Code section 31-3
Cross Reference: 508 Student Health and Well-Being
801.04 Bus Safety Program
905 Safety Program
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