Mendham Township Elementary School

SAFETY DRILLS

As prescribed by NJ State Law, schools are required to conduct one

fire drill and on safety drill per month.

 

Fire Drills

The drills are for the purpose of preparing the student body to meet any emergency that might require a rapid evacuation of the building. When evacuating the building during fire drills and other emergencies, the following rules are to be followed:        

a.       Leave the building through the nearest exit.

b.      Walk rapidly, but do not run.

c.       Do not talk; listen for instructions.

 

Lock Down Drills

On a regular basis, students will participate in lock down drills, which are designed to quickly secure the school building in an effective and efficient manner in case of an emergency.   

 

Evacuation Drills

Periodically, students will practice evacuating the school building and perhaps the premises to prepare for such events as fires, gas leaks, and natural disasters. These drills are coordinated with the transportation departments as some evacuations would require the mobilization of our buses. A plethora of scenarios are practiced to signal the drills (ie… suspicious package / active shooter / weather emergency etc…)

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