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ERIC Number: EJ825094
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jan
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 4
ISSN: ISSN-1529-8957
Drill, Baby, Drill
Kerkhoff, Todd
Principal Leadership, v9 n5 p50-53 Jan 2009
School fire drills are quickly becoming insignificant and inconvenient to school administrators. When the time for the monthly fire drill rolls around, it is often performed with a "let's get this over with" attitude. Although all schools conduct fire drills, seldom do they effectively train students and staff members how to respond in a real emergency. With preparation, however, principals can train their schools to respond appropriately and efficiently for that one time when the fire alarm sounds and it is not a drill--for when it is the real thing. School administrators are responsible for ensuring that the students and the faculty know how to evacuate the building in a safe and timely fashion if there is a fire. This article provides an extensive list of factors to consider when preparing for and conducting fire drills.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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