How to Create a School Fire Evacuation Plan

Schools should be a safe haven of education and learning for young minds.  Unfortunately, disasters do happen in rare instances, and it’s important that your school have an emergency evacuation plan in place.  A well-crafted fire evacuation plan can save lives.  In fact, school administrators have a legal obligation to create disaster response plans.

What to Include

You want the evacuation plan to be as clear and efficient as possible. As you create the plan, be sure to work with teachers and other faculty members—they will have worked in classrooms and other settings in the school, and they may be able to foresee feasibility issues or other concerns that you may not think about. You may also want to submit the plans to your local fire department to see if they have any suggestions for improvements.

Every fire evacuation plan should include these two things:

Implement the Plan

Once you’ve created a plan, you’ll want to do the following:

A fire evacuation plan will help ensure the safety and security of your students. Though you’ll hopefully never have to use it, it’s always best to be prepared.  If fire does affect your school, call your fire recovery experts at Panhandle for a fast and effective restoration process.