by Andrea Gonsalves
MUMBAI, AUG 2, 2017: The primary section of St. Dominic Savio High School in Andheri participated in an all-important Fire Drill on August 1 to test the preparedness of students, teachers and administrators and their response to a fire at the premises.
At 8am, an alarm bell sounded and each class teacher - with her register in hand – made their students stand behind their chairs and guided them – in a single file - out of the school building. No running was permitted as that could lead to panic. The teacher in charge of each class indicated the exit routes to be used and everyone was directed to a predetermined assembly point.
An assembly area, the basketball court in this case, was designated for the students to gather. Once at the assembly area, students were asked to stand according to their roll numbers and the attendance was taken to check if all the children were present at the assembly. Authorities managed to evacuate the school in six minutes.