When schools replace, upgrade, or install fire alarms, they should consider having multi-functional alarms (e.g. separate fire and lockdown alarms) to clearly and quickly inform building occupants how to take action. The emergency voice/alarm communication system may also be used for other emergency signaling, announcements and for class changes. Download the Multi-Functional Alarms, Pull Stations …
Category: Facilities Upgrades
Protecting and strengthening the safety of school facilities is a challenging, but worthwhile endeavor. This section provides resources to aid schools in facilities upgrades for school safety and security.
School district campuses and facilities may from time to time serve as polling places. While the district endeavors to maintain the sanctity of the election process, the safety of students, faculty and staff remain the primary responsibility. As such, election officials will be asked to remain cognizant of the importance of a safe and secure …
Schools should consider installing a secure lock box in a safe location away from the building, such as near the driveway entrance, that allows the school to store critical access information and tools for predetermined, rapid response to school incidents. Attached is an information sheet from the NH Fire Marshal’s Office.
In the following report, Hanover synthesizes research on school fencing to support school district planning for the installation and repair of fencing around school grounds and play areas. The report discusses both the advantages and disadvantages of fencing as a school safety measure and the relative merits of different types of fencing for school campuses.
NH Division of Fire Safety School Inspection Program RSA 153:14 was modified by the state legislature during its 2008 session to include a requirement for every fire chief to inspect each of their private and public schools within their jurisdiction once per year. The Bureau of Building Safety and Construction has developed a training program …
Link to NH Public School Infrastructure Fund Website: https://www.education.nh.gov/program/school_approval/infrastructure-fund.htm