Ohio Sheriff: We Need to Rethink School Fire Drills | #ESC_LLC #Police #Schools #FireDrill | (WCPO) – After learning that fire alarms were pulled a school in Florida to send students into the path of a shooter this week, some are calling for schools to consider doing away with fire drills. https://wp.me/p97JNV-1j1
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It’s a dilemma for first responders like Alexandria Fire Chief Mike Ward. “In our area, if a fire alarm goes off, we want you to pay attention to the fire alarm because that’s what those kids are trained to do,” he said.
But Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones posted a video on Facebook Thursday, saying “we need to rethink fire drills.”
“This news article was published back in February of 2020, but even so, the mere idea of someone pulling a fire pull in any structure, school or otherwise, is beyond my imagination,” says John Larking, Senior Partner with ESC o f Greater Ohio. “There needs to be a change in how we conduct fire drills in order to avoid a repeat performance of the tragedy that prompted the Butler County Sheriff to issue his timely comments. Thank heavens for law enforcement experts like Sheriff Jones who think ahead!”