Leadership

Fire Bell vs Fire Siren

Issue 3 and Volume 94.

Fire Bell vs Fire Siren Having been directly connected with schools for the past twelve years, and during that time having observed the many detailed workings of a fire drill, I would like to offer a suggestion to improve school fire drill. Our purpose in having a fire drill is to teach pupils to think in an emergency. However, when that emergency arises, pupils should know and know instantly, that it is an emergency. Under our present system of having a fire drill we ring a bell. Every school then has two sets of bells, the regular program bells and the fire bell. The reaction from pupils to a fire bell is not what it should be. They hesitate before reacting to this particular type of fire signal for one big reason. In their own minds they must identify the bell as a fire bell, program bell, recess bell, or…

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