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Fire alarms in elementary schools and young children

Question asked by dave.robertson on Jun 15, 2017
Latest reply on Jun 29, 2017 by steve.conrad

Good afternoon all,

This past week I had a conversation with a 6 year old in an elementary school after he pulled the fire alarm. I gave the standard, "We could have been needed elsewhere", speech.

Does the NFPA or any one in the community have any resources or suggestions on how to address the non malicious, just curious, pulling of fire alarms in schools.

Also, is there an age or maturity level where we should be advising younger children to find an adult before pulling the alarm in a perceived emergency or should we just leave it that it should be the first thought to all ages?

Thanks in advance for your input

Dave Robertson

Fire Chief, South Glengarry