Fire drills practiced at educational facilities are crucial. If a fire emergency were to break out, students must be aware of emergency and excavation plans. Fire safety within an educational facility is different than residential fire safety. People should know their homes like the back of their hands. However, depending on the facility, evacuation might not be automatic. Expansive facilities can be overwhelming to evacuate. Therefore, regularly implementing a fire safety plan is the key that can stop a tragedy from occurring. If you work at a school, are a parent, or a student, then keep reading. We’re going to share some educational facility fire safety tips with you today!
Necessary Security Measures
The hedges, plantings, and trees around any school should be well-maintained. Otherwise, they may obstruct areas around the property. Exterior lighting with motion detection sensors is also crucial if a fire should break out at night. Regarding higher education, college students often spend time walking around at night. Visibility is a factor that helps save lives. Alarms on doors, windows, or any access points also ensure educational facility safety. Also, make sure that trash cans are always away from the building or aren’t close to anything combustible.
To make students, staff, and faculty familiar with fire safety, have a fire drill every month. Regularly check exit points to make sure there aren’t any obstructions or inadequacies. Make sure that each room in the building has a map displaying two ways to escape. Train students on how they should respond to a fire alarm. Then, make sure that they know where to meet you once exiting the building. Know where fire sprinklers and alarm pull systems are and also encourage parents to practice fire emergency plans at home. Most importantly, a roster is always necessary to make sure that each student is safe and alive.
College Fire Safety
Most college fires occur due to cooking accidents. To prevent an emergency, cook only where the school deems safely to do so. Students often miss home-cooked meals, but having a slow cooker in the dorm room is typically prohibited for a reason. Keep cooking areas free of clutter and never walk away. If a fire breaks out in your microwave, close the door and unplug the device ASAP. If you work or practice assignments in a lab, never leave chemicals near heat or walk away from your station. Finally, inside each dorm room should have a smoke detector, and each building should have fire officials check the heating and fire-prevention systems regularly.
Commercial and Residential Fire Prevention from Judd Fire Protection
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