“There is no such thing as an accident, only a failure to recognize the hand of fate” – Napoleon
Natural disasters and other emergencies can happen at any time, and when they happen at school, everyone should be prepared to handle them safely and effectively. Administrators, teachers, staff, parents and students can work together to promote and maintain school-wide safety and minimize the effects of emergencies and other dangerous situations.
At SAI International School we had a Fire Drill on February 27, 2021, with around 154 participants .It is essential that all schools should be prepared to respond to emergency situations as part of their school safety and crisis planning, preparation and management. Faculty and administrators must prepare themselves for emergencies at school in a number of ways, from conducting regular, emergency-specific drills to making sure the building’s infrastructure is up to code. When emergencies do happen, schools need to know how to respond appropriately and recover as quickly and effectively as possible. Thoughtful planning and preparation helps us to ensure the safety of students and staff during at any such emergency during school hours. These protocol adherences helps us in the preparation process. SAI International School has a typically strong warning system in place for fires that will set off alarms throughout the building, turn on a sprinkler system and alert concerned officials to contact emergency services. Anyone on campus can pull manual fire alarms as well. We will always be prepared to evacuate the buildings immediately, even if one can’t see or smell the fire.
The participants included, Teachers of Primary, Secondary, Sr. Secondary, other officials, Cafeteria staff, House Keeping & Security. Mr. Ajay Kumar Barad, of Fire Station officer, Chandrasekharpur was present to overlook the proceedings. Fire Drill was conducted under the supervision of Security, Mr. Barad, and Laxmidhar Pradhan (Fire Consultants).During the drill CO2, DCP (Dry chemical Power) was used as Fire Extinguishers to extinguish fire type of A Class & C Class (Gas). The entire drill took place at Indraprasta & Play ground area of the school.
It is essential that all schools should be prepared to respond to emergency situations as part of their school safety and crisis planning, preparation and management. Our school’s crisis response trainings and exercises have been operations-based with a variety of specific emergency drills, and functional exercise drills from time to time.