Performing fire drills is an important part of emergency preparedness, and it is sometimes required by law. Through repetition of the drill, the involved parties will become accustomed to the disaster routine, knowing which exits to take and where to meet after they have fled the building. By recording your drills in a fire drill log, you will have proof of how often you performed the procedure, who was involved, how long the training took, and any concerns that came up during the process.
Create a template using a word processing program or other productivity software to record your fire drills. Once the template is completed, save a master copy and print "Use" copies to be completed at the time of the drill.
Include blanks for the drill conductor's name, the date, and the times started and completed.
Create a section for the names and signatures of the involved parties. Have everyone print and sign his or her name.
Leave a notes section where you can record information about the drill, including concerns. For instance, if after completing a drill, not everyone met at the designated spot, you could include this fact in the notes, in addition to a comment on the need for retraining on where individuals are to meet in the event of a fire.
Perform fire drills as often as required, or at least once every three months. Change the days and times of your drills. For instance, if you are performing drills at a place of business that is open 24 hours a day, rotate the drills so all shifts can be trained.
- Perform fire drills as often as required, or at least once every three months.
- Change the days and times of your drills. For instance, if you are performing drills at a place of business that is open 24 hours a day, rotate the drills so all shifts can be trained.
Michael Elkins is the administrator for an adult group home in Stockton, Calif. He was been writing stories, journals, essays and articles since 1998. He is the recipient of the Sylvia Lopez-Medina award for short fiction and has also published his work in the literary magazine "Penumbra."