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Why schools should rethink the century-old fire drill emergency response approach

By: Danielle Myers, Status Solutions’ General Manager

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For over 100 years, schools have been practicing fire drills in an effort to keep their staff and students safe. In fact, some students may practice more than 72 fire drills throughout their grade school career. With the hope of ingraining what to do in the case of an emergency without students having to think twice, the repetition is working. But what if you line up in a single fire line and head straight into unknown danger? Then a well-rehearsed plan may be for nothing…

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