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PAIS Fire Drill 2017

4-14-2017

Fire drills are essential in any school, workplace, and public building for practicing what to do in the event of a fire. They are also a legal requirement, and it is very essential that all members of an institution participate. The purpose of fire drills in schools is to let everyone in the building be aware of the evacuation plan. It helps everyone familiarize with the sound of the fire alarm and lets them know how to exit the building in the quickest, easiest, and safest way possible in case of an emergency.

 

On March 24, 2017, Pan-Asia International School conducted a Fire Drill. A team of firefighters from the Fire Department came to orient everyone in PAIS about safety measures, demonstrate the best ways to put out fire, and to train students, teachers, and staff what to do in case of fire. Every department from Kindergarten, Primary, Middle School, and High School had an opportunity to participate in the fire safety seminar and were given a chance to try putting out fire using different methods, for example fire extinguishers. During the seminar, the firefighters also shared ideas on how to prevent fire. They taught the students to take precautions to prevent potentially harmful fires, and gave tips on surviving them. Fire prevention is a proactive method of reducing emergencies and the damage caused by them.

 

A brochure with evacuation information and list of emergency numbers were also prepared and given away by the Student Development Section. Some posters of the Fire Drill / Evacuation Plan were posted in conspicuous area, classroom bulletin boards, and along the hallway.

An evacuation drill was practiced a couple of days before the fire drill in order to know how efficient the fire alarms are. This activity also ensured that everyone exits the building in a timely fashion and know their department’s designated meeting area, which will help the rescuers and firefighters in case a student or staff is unaccounted for during an actual emergency.