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8.11 Emergency Evacuation Drills

8.11 Emergency Evacuation Drills

Chapter 8.00: Auxiliary Services

8.11*

EMERGENCY EVACUATION DRILLS

POLICY

I.       The principal shall hold at least the minimum of emergency evacuation drills as specified by State Board of Education Rules, the Florida Fire Prevention Code and Florida Statute 1006.07.  At a minimum, not less than one (1) emergency egress drill shall be conducted every month the facility is in session.  One additional emergency egress drill, other than for educational occupancies that are open on a year-round basis, shall be required within the first 30 days of operation (NFPA 1:20.2.4.2.3).  Drills for active shooter and hostage situations shall be conducted at least as often as other emergency drills.  (F.S. 1006.07(4) A report of each emergency evacuation drill shall be maintained on site, with a copy provided to the District office.

 

II.      The principal shall develop a base emergency exit and cover plan for such emergencies as fire, bomb threats, foul weather, and regional or national emergencies, designed to familiarize the occupants with all means of exit and appropriate cover areas for emergencies.  Special emergency exits that are not generally used during the normal occupancy of the building shall be carefully detailed and outlined.  Diagrams shall be posted in each student occupied area clearly indicating fire exits and alternate evacuation routes.

 

III.     The principal shall plan and assign to staff members the responsibility of the prompt and orderly evacuation of school buildings.

 

IV.      The principal shall identify and report to the Superintendent hazardous areas requiring corrective measures.  The Superintendent shall be responsible for informing the School Board of the principal’s report.

 

V.       The Superintendent shall make available to each principal a copy of State Board of Education Rules, Florida Fire Protection Code, and any amendments relating to emergency evacuation drills.

 

 

 

 

 

 

STATUTORY AUTHORITY:

1001.41, 1001.42, F.S.

LAWS IMPLEMENTED:

1001.43, 1006.07, F.S.

STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION RULES:

 6A-2.0010

HISTORY:

Adopted:

07/14/1998

 

Revision Date(s):

09/08/2020

 

Formerly:

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