As an AHJ, what items might I require a school to include in their emergency action plan?

Blog Post created by vboutin Employee on Sep 17, 2018
As students head back to school, chances are they’re not thinking about all of the fire safety requirements that keep them safe during the school year. As professionals in the field, however, we’re trained to know and follow the Fire Code and related requirements that play a critical role in ensuring the safety and security of our school campuses. 
In my recent NFPA Live session, I take a look at ‘back to school’ code enforcement issues including furnishings and contents, inspection of exit facilities, emergency action plans, and fire drills, and how these provisions relate to NFPA 1, Fire Code.
I received this follow up question from a member and I thought I’d share it with you. We hear this question often here at NFPA. I hope you find the question, and the answer, helpful.
Val Ziavras is a Principal Engineer and Staff Liaison for NFPA 1. NFPA Live is an interactive video series in which members of NFPA staff address some of the most frequent topics they receive through the Member's Only Technical Question service. If you are currently an NFPA Member you can view the entire video by following this link. If you're not, join today and start enjoying all of the great benefits that come with being an NFPA member!