Emergency Procedures & Fire Safety
Emergency evacuation is the immediate and rapid movement of people away from the threat or actual occurrence of a hazard. Plans can range from fire to bomb threats. Emergency safety depends on proper training. It’s important that the entire staff know what to do in the event of a fire or other emergency. Evacuation plans are not just for fires, either, it’s important to have a plan for any emergency.
The Board recognizes its responsibility for safeguarding the lives of staff and of the children entrusted to them during school hours. Furthermore, the Board believes that emergencies are best handled when prior plans are made and all relevant parties are aware of expected procedures. Please refer to the Policies and Procedures section for all emergency measures.
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refers to necessary action to be taken when a serious situation poses a threat to the safety of students or personnel. Critical incidents are desgnated as:
Level 1 (e.g., a fight)
Level 2 (e.g., major fight, bomb threat, intruders, chemical/biological, suicide, medical, nuclear, fire, natural
Level 3 (e.g., extreme crisis situation such as automatic weapons)
refers to the securing of a school workplace when there is a major incident or threat of school violence within the school or in relation to the school.
refers to the securing of the exterior doors when there is an ongoing situation outside and not related to the school (e.g., a bank robbery occurs near a school but not on school property).
refers to the protection of occupants from an external situation such as a chemical spill, blackout, explosion, or extreme weather condition. In this situation, it would be necessary to keep everyone at the school.
refers to a priority action which systematically removes all personnel from a school/workplace.
refers to schools that fall within a 10 km radius of a nuclear site (St. Anthony’s, Chalk River, St. Mary’s, Deep River).
refers to a systematic plan of action for a nuclear incident for schools located in the primary and secondary zones.
refers to a collection of prescribed items that would be useful in an emergency situation (e.g. first aid kit, safety blanket).
Types of Fire
Extinguishers rated ABC multi-purpose provide the required protection for all of the Classes of Fires to the right. All schools are supplied with an ABC multi-purpose extinguishers.