EBCB - FIRE DRILLS
The following information concerning fire and fire
drill procedures must be made available to all building personnel:
- In the event that a fire, smoke or noxious fumes are discovered in
any building, the principal or any responsible person will notify the
Brockton Fire Department immediately. This may be accomplished by
utilizing either the fire alarm system or by a direct phone call to the
Brockton Fire Department).
- The building principal or designated administrator
will notify the Central Office switchboard that there is a fire or
substantial smoke or noxious fumes. The operator will notify the
Superintendent of Schools, the Deputy Superintendent, Executive Directors,
the School Police, the Supervisor of Custodians/Transportation, and Public
- Under no
circumstances will principals or the designated administrator hesitate to
evacuate the pupils in the event of a fire, noxious fumes, or smoke. The
safety of the children of the school is of paramount importance.
- . The
school district will cooperate with the fire department in maintaining
fire-safe conditions within all school buildings and in regularly
conducting fire drills for the protection of students and staff.
- The teacher
in charge of a group or room will take from the building his/her rank
book, seating plan, or class register to take attendance after the pupils
have left the building.
workers are expected to vacate the building along with teachers and
pupils. Cafeteria managers have the responsibility of checking the
cafeteria areas to make certain that no students are left in the building.
- Principals or designated administrators should
conduct fire drills on a regular basis in accordance with the rules and
regulations of the School Committee. A brief written report of the fire
drill should be forwarded to the Office of Administrative Services. A copy
of this report will be sent to the Chief of the Fire Prevention Bureau by
DECORATIONS (i.e. exhibits
“after-flame” greater than two (2) seconds) including all material such as
curtains, draperies, scenery, plastic shields, upholstery coverings, streamers,
cloth, cotton batting, straw, vines, leaves, trees, and moss used for
decorative effect, bamboo and other wood fibers, except ordinary window shades,
shall be used in the schools according to 527 CMR 21.00 Flammable Decorations
and instructional aides are not to be suspended or hung from the ceiling of
classrooms and corridors as per the City of Brockton Fire and Building
children transported by bus will have emergency evacuation drills from the
school bus each year. Buses will also be
inspected for fire extinguishers and emergency exits.