A Fire Drill at St.Xavier’s Boys’ Academy on 21/1/2020

A surprise fire drill was conducted in the school premises on 21/1/2020 without much prior intimation by the senior station officer - Mr.I.K. Kamble, Station officer - Mr.S.V. Bambale and 6 other firemen of the Nariman Point Fire Station to gauge the school fire safety preparedness. Our staff and students were taken by surprise with the fire drill. We took about 4 minutes the first time to evacuate the staff and students of the Secondary Section from the school building but the second round was completed in 3 minutes 38 seconds. The ideal time to be evacuated is 2 minutes 30 seconds. This surprise fire drill enabled all to be prepared for future unforseen eventualities. However we were instructed by the Fire Officer – Mr.Kamble that specific roles and duties need to be assigned to the security, staff and support staff in advance so that everybody is clear about their responsibilities. The Principal said she would pay attention to this important aspect and discuss the same with the staff members.

Ms.Preema Noronha