20: Emergency Procedures


  • Fire: Self Contained
    • Students should be moved away from the area and out of immediate danger.
    • The teacher should locate the fire extinguisher and extinguish the fire according to the directions on the extinguisher.
    • A student should immediately be sent to the office to report any damage.
  • Fire: Non-Self-Contained Requiring Evacuation. Escape routes are posted in every room and in hallways.  Teachers should familiarize themselves and their students with these routes.  Periodic drills will be conducted during the year; some drills will be announced, and others will not.  All drills will be timed.  Fire Drill procedures are as follows:
    • When the fire alarm is heard, the students should immediately form a single file line at the door.
    • Students are to follow the exit path indicated on the fire exit sign in the classroom.
    • The teacher should ensure that the students leave the classroom in a single file and proceed to the outside designated areas with no talking, no running, no pushing, but with orderly, rapid walking
    • The teacher should walk near the end of the class line.
    • Teachers should remember to always take his/her class roll outside.
    • Teachers need to observe and make sure that the fire or debris is not blocking the exit path of the students.
    • Roll is to be taken outside, after the class has reached its designated area.
    • If a student is missing, the teacher must report it immediately to their supervisor.
    • Teachers are not to attempt going back into the building to find a missing student but are to remain with their class.
    • In the event of a real fire, the principal and/or other administrative team member will immediately notify the fire department by using a telephone located outside the building.
    • In the event of a real fire, parents will be notified by the administrative team members or their designee after the situation has been brought under control by the fire department.
    • After roll is called, all students accounted for, and the “all clear” signal given, students are to quietly enter the building in a single file.
    • If a class is unduly slow exiting or follows the wrong procedure, that class should practice another drill the same day in order to avoid repeating the same error at the next regular fire drill. This practice should be done during recess if possible. This will keep the children from purposefully being slow in the future.

Injury:  The teacher should:

  • Not attempt to move an injured child.
  • Ask the student where he is hurting. If the injury is minor and an open wound, apply hydrogen peroxide and a topical antibiotic ointment.  If the injury is minor and not an open wound, apply an ice pack.
  • Make sure that another teacher on duty (if during recess), knows that he/she has taken the student for first aid. If the injury does not happen at recess, the teacher should send a student to the school secretary and/or school receptionist, who will notify the principal, with a message that a student has been injured.
  • In the event that the injury is serious (requiring sutures or the possibility of a broken bone), send another student to the school secretary and/or school receptionist, who will notify the principal, stating that a student has been injured.
  • If the student can walk on their own, the principal will escort the student to a quiet place and then notify the parents. In the event the parents cannot be reached, the administrator will attempt to reach another person authorized to sign for emergency procedures at the doctor’s office or emergency room.  If that person cannot be reached, the principal will accompany the student to the doctor’s office or emergency room.
  • The principal or secretary/receptionist will continue to attempt to reach the parents by telephone.
  • In the event that an injury is serious and imposes a life-threatening situation, the principal should immediately be notified. The student should not be moved.
  • If the student is unconscious or having difficulty breathing, etc., the principal will immediately call for an ambulance.
  • The principal will remain with the student and administer basic cardiac life support and/or first aid as necessary.
  • The principal will immediately notify the parents once the ambulance and paramedics have arrived to give care to the injured student.


  • Outside Procedures:
    • If there is time, the students should be taken inside the building and follow the procedures listed below for inside tornado procedures.
    • If there is not time to move the students inside, the students should lie down so that they are flat and close to the ground, preferably in a ditch or gully if available.
  • Inside Procedures:
    • Students are to line up quietly, single file, and proceed into their designated area.
    • Each class is to line up by the inside walls in the hallways. Students are to assume a sitting position, back against the wall, head down, placing their hands over their head.
    • Teachers are to check roll from their class roll book.
    • The principal should be notified immediately if a student is missing.
    • The principal will make a search of the building and grounds to locate the missing student(s).
    • In the event of a real tornado, if a student is injured, the procedure for an injured student should be followed.
    • In the event of a real tornado, any damage caused to individuals or property should be made known to the principal as soon as possible. 

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Each staff member is trained in the procedures to follow. Parents may consult the principal for more information, as this will not be shared on a public site.

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