Highline Public Schools
15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW Burien, WA 98166

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White Center Heights Elementary School
10015 6th Avenue SW Seattle, WA 98146

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Understanding Fire Safety and Alarm Protocols in Our Schools

Understanding Fire Safety and Alarm Protocols in Our Schools

Ensuring the safety of students and staff is our top priority. A key aspect of this commitment is understanding and adhering to safety protocols. Here is some information about fire alarms: what they do and what you should know. 

The Role of Fire Alarms in Schools

  • Fire alarms are designed to provide an immediate alert in case of a fire, ensuring a quick evacuation and prompt response from emergency services.
  • Every time a fire alarm is pulled, emergency services respond. 
  • These systems are designed to protect lives and property.

There are Real Consequences of Misusing Fire Alarms

  • False alarms can divert emergency services, potentially delaying response to emergencies elsewhere.
  • When false alarms happen often, people might ignore them, making these systems less effective in emergencies.

We regularly review and update safety protocols, ensuring they meet current standards and effectively protect our school community. Ongoing training and drills ensure students and staff are prepared in case of a real emergency.

Students are encouraged to report any safety concerns.