It’s Only A Drill: Preparing for Emergencies

Sachi C., Reporter

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A quiet school is suddenly filled with the sound of the fire alarm blasting through the halls and the classrooms. In the state of Rhode Island by law, all schools must have 11 fire drills each year.

Hanaford has more than 50 working fire sensors that detect smoke and send a message to the fire alarms blasting constant beeping, according to custodian Bob Black. Also, if an object hits the switch of the fire alarm it will go off. This is what happened at Hanaford just before winter vacation.

Hanaford principal Mrs. Cauley said, “There are also two evacuation drills and two lockdown drills we are required to do.”

In total, there are 15 drills required each school year in the State of Rhode Island. Because of these drills, Hanaford will be ready for any situation.

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