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EARTHQUAKE AND FIRE DRILL PLAN

OBJECTIVE:
1. To provide a quick review of the lecture on fire and earthquake.
2. To familiarize the Dos and Donts before, during and after hazards.
3. To brief the pupils and teachers on the basic steps on drills, to conduct the drills and to
evaluate them.

I. EARTHQUAKE DRILL
SCENARIO:
A 6.5 Magnitude earthquake struck while regular class is on going at
_________________ School. A slight shaking of the classroom building is experienced.
A low, rumbling or roaring sound is heard. The building is creaking and rattling. Books
are failing from the bookcase. Hanging light fixtures and plants are swaying. The desks
begin to slide a little too. After a minute a fire broke out.

A. Alarm- One minute bell ringing (Indicates the earth is shaking for one minute)
B. Response- Shut down the general switch at _________________ office. The teacher
will command the class to perform DUCK, COVER AND HOLD (DCH) and
maintain same action/ position until the bell ringing stops. All teachers are also obliged
to perform DCH until the duration of the alarm to guide their pupils on safety during
earthquake.

C. Evacuation- After the alarm, the teachers will command their class to proceed at the
Asembly Point by twos hands over the head with the pupils near the exit to come out
first. Do not bring anything in going out of the classroom. Particular attention should be
given, keeping all doors unlocked, the paths of egress unblocked, all fire escapes should
be free from any obstruction.
D. Assembly- Arrangement of pupils during flag raising ceremony should be applied
on the Asembly Point. Asembly Point area requirement is four person per square meter.
All pupils should perform DCH at the assembly point.
E. Headcount- Maintain same position while teachers are conducting headcount. Each
teacher will submit a piece of paper to the incident commander indicating the grade,
section and actual number of pupils of their respective class. Any member of the class
who is missing during the headcount should be reported immediately to the incident
commander for proper disposition.
F. Evaluation The facilitators will give their comments / suggestions and trace some
flaws, difficulties and other circumstances to prevent repetitions of the same problem in
the succeeding drills.

ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS:
1. Prior to the execution of the drill, all teachers will be met by the BFP personnel in a
separate venue for some instructions regarding the activity.
2. After 10 minutes of briefing to teachers, they will be given another five (5) minutes
to give final briefing to their respective class.
3. Next, the alarm will be sounded for one (1) minute.
4. Repeat drills will be conducted and facilitated by the organized SDRRMG of
____________________ School.

II.

FIRE DRILL
SCENARIO: While a regular class is on session at _______________School, a fire on
its incipient stage was discovered by a pupil at the back of ______________ building
causing light smoke to penetrate in the adjacent classroom.
A. Alarm- 10 rapid bells followed by 3 rapid whistle blows
Assumption: Warning signal is heard all through out the school premises.
B. Response-Shut down the general switch at _________________ office. Evacuate
the classroom and bring priority items. Conduct fire fighting operation.
(SDRRMG Firefighting Team) Inform the BFP (SDRRMG Communication Team).
Fire Drill Behavior
1. When the alarm sounds, stop everything, and exit safely, quickly and
quietly.
2. Pupils near the exit door should come out first.
3. Dont panic, keep calm.
4. Once out, no one is allowed to reenter until the drill is completed.
5. Perform the crawl-low-under-smoke procedure for classroom occupants
near the burning area engulfed by smoke.
6. Perform stop, drop and roll procedure for anyone being caught by fire.
C. Evacuation- Each group/class should proceed to a predetermined point outside the
classroom and remain there while a check is made.
D. Assembly- Apply arrangement of pupils during flag raising ceremony. Place the
salvaged priority items to a designated area in the Assembly Point.
E. Headcount- All pupils should be in the duck ,cover and hold position while teachers
are conducting headcount. Each teacher will submit a piece of paper to the incident
commander (Principal) indicating the grade, section and the actual number of pupils
counted.
F. Evaluation The facilitators will give their comments / suggestions and trace some
flaws, difficulties and other circumstances to prevent repetitions of the same problem
in the succeeding drills.