Fire prevention week Oct. 6-12
Posted on 10/04/2019

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Fire Prevention Week Oct. 6 - 12

Orange County Public School is committed to ensuring the safety and security of students and staff.

October 6 – 12 is National Fire Prevention Week. It is a good time for everyone to review safety procedures in the event of a fire, if you haven’t already for this school year.

At any time this month in a district-owned facility you may be part of a fire drill. This is to ensure that all occupants of a building know how to safely exit their workplace in the event of a fire emergency.  

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), a fire evacuation escape plan provides the skill set and know-how to quickly and safely escape a fire situation.

A fire escape plan includes:

  • two exits from every room in a building;
  • a path to the outside from each exit;
  • smoke alarms in all required locations;
  • a meeting place outside where everyone in the building will meet upon exiting.

The 2019 Fire Prevention Week theme, “Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice Your Escape!” effectively serves to educate the public about the vital importance of developing a fire escape plan with all employees and students of Orange County Public Schools.

If you require further consultation or guidance, please contact one of the following Safety and Emergency Management staff members:

Kate Hardie– Office: 2003468 email: [email protected]

Richard Kirkham- Office: 2003468 email [email protected] 

Bob Boyd—Office: 2003468 email: [email protected]