Tag: FMO

New Hampshire School Safety Construction Planning & Design Guide (NHFMO) [August 2019]

This guide is a result of recommendations made by New Hampshire’s School Safety Preparedness Task Force. The group was formed in 2018 to further Governor Christopher Sununu’s goal of making New Hampshire’s schools the safest they can be while fostering growth and education. Information within this stand-alone School Safety Construction Planning & Design Guide specifically …

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Columbine-Style Locks Reference Guide (NHFMO) [June 2019]

As a best practice, the School Safety Preparedness Task Force recommends securing all interior doors with a Columbine lock, such that the door can be locked from both sides and unlocked from inside without a key, tool, or special knowledge. Download the Columbine-Style Locks Reference Guide

Multi-Functional Alarms, Pull Stations & Positive Alarm Sequence Reference Guide (NHFMO) [June 2019]

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 …

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Secure Lock Box Info Sheet (NHFMO) [May 2019]

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.

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Fire Safety School Building Inspection Program (NH FMO) [March 2019]

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 …

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NH House Bill 710: Relative to “adoption of state building code and fire code amendments.” (NH House) [January 2019]

HOUSE BILL 710-FN AN ACT relative to adoption of state building code and fire code amendments. SPONSORS: Rep. McGuire, Merr. 29; Sen. Carson, Dist 14; Sen. Giuda, Dist 2; Sen. Reagan, Dist 17 COMMITTEE: Executive Departments and Administration ────────────────────────────────────────────── ANALYSIS This bill: I.  Provides for the appointment of alternative members of the state building code …

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RSA 153:14 – Fire Safety Measures

153:14 Fire Safety Measures. – I. For cities, towns, village districts and precincts not having local laws and ordinances, and those cities, towns, village districts and precincts whose existent laws and ordinances do not afford the necessary fire safety measures, the state fire marshal shall make and promulgate reasonable rules and regulations for the keeping, …

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Recommendation 3

Recommendation 3: Replace 4 of the 10 required emergency egress drills (fire drills) with all-hazards drills, at least one of which should test emergency response to an armed assailant.

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Recommendation 20

Recommendation 20: 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 entrance keys, access cards, and critical documents (e.g., blueprints, floor plans, pre-fire plans, evacuation procedures, shut off valve locations, disclosures of hazardous materials, etc.).

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Recommendation 41

Recommendation 41: When schools replace, upgrade, or install fire alarms, they should consider the potential of having multifunctional alarms (e.g., separate fire and lockdown alarms) to clearly and quickly inform building occupants of how to take action.

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