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School Safety Planning Resources

August 9, 2016

The Vermont Fire & Building Safety Code mandates that six (egress) evacuation drills and five lockdown drills must be conducted during the upcoming school year, according to a schedule developed by the Division of Fire Safety and the Vermont School Crisis Planning Team.

All schools, whether public or private, must include this new egress and lock down schedule in their school's emergency plan. the new schedule will fulfill the emergency egress drill requirements outlined in the NFPA Life Safety Code and Title 16 V.S.A. Section 1481. 

Read the full memo.