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Conducting School Fire Drills
Overview
Fire exit drills are extremely important in educational facilities. Drills ensure that all persons in the building participate and an emphasis should be placed upon orderly evacuation under proper discipline rather than speed. Fire drills are conducted in all public, private, and parochial schools.

The Fire Department has established an excellent rapport with the City of Elgin school systems which benefits all parties. Mutual cooperation between the Elgin schools and the Fire department resulted in coordinated fire drills and improved safety and welfare for administrators, teachers, and students.

Exit Drill Form
An exit drill form is completed after every school drill, which is used to measure performance. Results such as exiting time, degree of orderly exiting, number of fire doors and windows left open, and proper use of exits, are recorded and utilized to evaluate and improve future emergency exiting responses.