It's time to begin a new school year (mine starts in a few weeks, in fact). So let's start it off!
Talk about your disaster prevention drills that you have this school year - Fire drills, inclement weather drills, and lockdown drills to name a few. You can also post updates of your school's system if there were any changes or inspections done there.
Please remember - the point of disaster prevention drills is to practice what you would do if an actual emergency occurs. A few pointers for you and your classmates:
- Take drills seriously and act as if they were real. Drills are practice opportunities so evacuations can be swift yet safe.
- What would you do if such an emergency were to strike at the school? In your classroom? For example, would you assist your friends in getting out, or make sure the way is clear of hazards before letting others know it’s safe to evacuate the room?
- Follow specific instructions from your school. Take note of certain announcements or signals used during emergencies.
- There is often little time between a warning and evacuation. This is why it's important to be ready to respond to any warning given.
REMEMBER: If an actual emergency occurs, remain calm and secure your personal safety. Follow instructions of the staff and take proper actions.
With that in mind, go ahead and update us on your drills and disaster prevention happenings!