Fire drills are an important safety practice for educational facilities, and more so for a Kindergarten as it contains young children. On the morning of November 12, 2020, Walton Kindergarten conducted fire knowledge training and drill activities. The aim was to enhance the awareness of fire safety for kindergarten children and improve the ability of self-rescue and prevention, so as to ensure their own safety in case of a fire.
At 10:00 on November 12, 2020, when the fire drill alarm went off, all school activities were stopped and the teachers and children safely evacuated in an orderly manner whilst covering their mouths and noses with wet cloths. According to the school’s safety procedure everyone should evacuate in an orderly manner in the planned safe route. No one should rush to the road or panic during evacuation. The faculty and staff should have a clear division of labor and are to count the number of people immediately after arriving at the playground.
During the exercise, we worked closely together and took only three minutes to reach a safe place!
After the drill, the safety supervisor explained to all the teachers and students the main purpose of the fire drill, the specific measures of fire prevention and self-help knowledge.
Knowing what to do in an emergency is the goal of any fire drill. In addition to providing knowledge to the children and staff, the fire drill helped everyone to familiarize and reinforce proper evacuation routes and practices. Walton’s staff was also trained and equipped with evacuation skills. The exercise was successfully executed.