IKNS FIRE DRILL/EVACUATION PROCEDURES

The goal is to have the building evacuated within three minutes of the sounding of the fire alarm.

  1. Teachers will be certain that each classroom used has a clearly visible Emergency Exit Map posted near the room's door.

  2. Teachers will familiarize all students with the evacuation route.

  3. Each teacher is responsible for seeing that no student is left behind in the classroom.

  4. When following the evacuation procedures, observe the following:
    • Everyone stops what he/she is doing.
    • Students, whenever possible, form a line by the classroom door.
    • Teacher assigns one student to be the last to leave the room.
    • The teacher closes the windows (if possible) and turns the lights off. The door must not be locked.
    • Teacher takes the attendance book or class list before he/she leaves the room.
    • Anyone in the bathroom should proceed to the closest exit door.
    • Teacher leads his/her class to the assigned Assembly Point as per the Emergency Exit Map posted near the room’s door.
    • Teachers should encourage students to walk briskly in a single line on one side of the corridors. There should be no talking.
    • When assembled in the designated area, each class should be in a single file line, facing away from the building, enabling teachers facing the building to check attendance. Report any missing student to the administrative personnel.
    • Teachers should keep the students orderly and quiet during the evacuation procedure, including exiting, waiting in the designated area, and returning to the building when the "all clear" signal has been given – three consecutive bells separated by one second.
    • Kindergarten and elementary students should be in class groups in the evacuation area. If the students are in a specialist class at the time of the evacuation, the homeroom teacher will go directly to his/her group.
    • Middle and Secondary students will remain with their class teacher in the evacuation area Swhich may not necessarily be the homeroom teacher. It is essential that class lists be taken by the teacher when exiting the building.
  5. After School Clubs and Activities: If the fire alarm rings during after school clubs and activities, teacher and students follow the same procedure above. Each teacher/Club Supervisor must make sure that his/her students are accounted for. When cleared by the Security personnel, teachers/Club Supervisors will direct students to proceed back to the activity location if the activity is still in session or dismiss them if the activity time is over.

    Before school starts and during break time: If the fire alarm rings before school or during breaks, students go to their designated assembly points according to the following:

    • Grades 9 – 12: Mini Soccer Field (opposite to the Sports Complex)
    • Grades 6 – 8: Basketball Court (behind the Art Building)
    • Grades 4 – 5: Grades 4 and 5 assembly point (Upper Elementary Play area)
    • Grades 1 – 3: Grades 1 – 3 assembly point (The Grass Field)
    • Kindergarten: Kindergarten assembly point (Shaded area opposite to Elementary building)
    • Students line up in accordance with their Homeroom group. Homeroom teachers take attendance (attendance lists will be brought from the office to the lineSup area) and supervise their students.
    • When the “all clear” signal is given, teachers either direct students to classes (if it were the end of break) or to disperse (if it is still break time).
    1. The Assistant Principal (or other designated person) and another designated staff member will check to make certain all toilets are vacant. In the case of the Kindergarten and Elementary sections, the resident Office Manager and another designated staff member will check to make certain all toilets are vacant.

    2. The Principal (or other designated person) receives the head count from each teacher and checks for missing students. In the case of the Kindergarten and Upper Elementary sections of the school, the resident Assistant Principal receives the head count from each teacher and checks for missing students.

    3. When the "all clear" is given, students should proceed back to the classroom if class is still is session. Otherwise, students go to the next class or break if it is break time.

    4. In case of actual fire, the President or designee meets (if there is a need) with Fire Officials to relay particulars of the fire.

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