As stated in the 2006 International Fire Code, Section 408.3.1, First emergency evacuation drill of each school year shall/must be conducted within ten (10) days of the beginning of classes (or school starting).
Additionally, as stated in the Life Safety Code 101 Handbook, Section 188.8.131.52 (3), Emergency egress and relocation drills shall/must be conducted as follows:
One additional emergency egress and relocation drill, other than for educational occupancies that are open on a year-round basis, shall/must be required within the first 30 days of operation.
In summary, two (2) fire drills must be conducted and reported online within the first 30 days of school opening, with the first fire drill due within the first ten (10) days of the start of school. After the first two, the fire drills are conducted and reported online once monthly. However, during the months of November and February, the Georgia State Fire Marshal’s Office requires a severe weather is conducted and reported online, instead of a fire drill.
In working with the public and private schools throughout the state, the Commissioner's office provides an on line reporting system for every public and private K – 12 school to report their fire drills and fire events, etc…. School fire drills must be conducted by all Georgia schools. If you would like to check on the status of monthly reporting for your school system you can log in here:
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