13-25-10. Evacuation drills. Each school board shall have evacuation drills in each school under their jurisdiction. There shall be at least two fire exit drills each semester of the school year in schools through grade twelve. During such drills all personnel and all pupils shall completely leave the building and move to a safe distance therefrom. All superintendents, principals, teachers, instructors, and employees shall be thoroughly instructed in respect to duties under these evacuation drills. Each superintendent of schools or official in charge shall maintain a record of the dates and evacuation times of the evacuation drills conducted on the form provided by the Department of Public Safety. This record shall be available for inspection by a representative of the State Fire Marshal upon request.
The appointed representative of the State Fire Marshal, or the local fire chief or his designee may conduct evacuation drills at any school or institution, both public and private, in order to test the effectiveness of the warning system and the evacuation plan.
Source: SL 1982, ch 18, § 4; SL 1991, ch 139, § 9; SL 2004, ch 17, § 23.
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