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School Fire Safety

Plan Ahead
Develop plans that indicate the primary and secondary routes for evacuation, locations of portable fire extinguishers and manual fire alarm pull stations, and the locations of assembly areas outside the building. If the building has elevators, instructions should state clearly that they are not to be used.
Maintain Escape Routes
Monitor and maintain escape routes: keep them clear of obstructions; do not block, bar, or chain doors. Exit doors must be unlocked when the building is occupied. Flammable materials should not be stored near or within any part of the building used as an escape route.
Account for all Students
Develop guidelines for safe, quick and efficient evacuation. Develop a protocol to account for all students. Alert the fire department if
someone is unaccounted for and report where
they were last seen.
Consider Needs of Students with Disabilities
Develop special provisions for persons with disabilities.
Communicate with Families
Develop a protocol for communicating with families.
Report Every Fire, Every Time, Any Size, Anywhere is a *law designed to help fire districts work with their local school districts to ensure the reporting of all school fires. Law requires that all fires in or on school property be reported, regardless of the size of the fire. 
Office of State Fire Marshal
Fire Life Safety Division
Technical Services Unit

3565 Trelstad Ave SE
Salem OR 97317

Phone: 503-934-8204
Fax: 503-934-8372

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