In order to keep our students and staff safe, Henry Ford Elementary conducts multiple fire, disaster, and lockdown drills each year.
We must teach and familiarize our students with proper procedures, routines, and evacuation routes to make certain proper actions are an automatic response whenever an alarm sounds. Drills also allow our team to measure time to evacuate and to make sure the routes to the exit doors and transitions are smooth. Drills provide us with needed information to continually edit our plan in order to have the best procedures in place.
Drills also give us an opportunity to prepare our students so they are familiar with the loud sounds of the alarms and do not get scared when one goes off. It is important they are relaxed and calm in case there is ever a real emergency.
Having home drills are also important. Consider practicing at home as well. Click here for a home safety checklist.
Our drills for the 2023-2024 school year are listed below:
9/26/23 at 9:30 fire drill 9/29/23 at 10:30 fire drill 10/4/23 at 2:30 fire drill
4/19/24 at 9:30 fire drill
4/26/24 at 3:00 fire drill
3/14/24 at 9:30 tornado drill
4/12/24 at 11:10 tornado drill
11/10/23 at 10:15 lockdown drill
2/2/24 at 2:30 lockdown drill
5/10/24 at 2:30 lockdown drill
Our drills for the 2022-2023 school year are listed below:
September 28 2022 at 2:20pm–fire drill October 6, 2022 at 1:20pm–fire drill October 14, 2022 at 10:10-fire drill November 1, 2022 at 9:20am–lock down January 19, 2023 at 2:10pm–lockdown drill March 7, 2023 at 11:05am–disaster drill April 3, 2023 at 9:20am–fire drill April 6, 2023 at 2:50pm–disaster drill May 12, 2023 at 10:10am–lockdown drill
May 19, 2023 at 3:00pm–fire drill
The following drills were completed for the 2022-2023 school year:
Fire drill: September 28, 2022 at 2:20pm
Fire drill: October 6, 2022 at 1:20pm
Fire drill: October 14, 2022 at 10:10am
Lock Down drill: November 1, 2022 at 9:20am
Lock Down drill: January 19, 2023 at 2:10pm
Severe Weather/Disaster Drill: March 7, 2023 at 11:05 (during lunches)
Disaster Drill: April 6, 2023 at 2:50pm
Lock Down Drill: May 12, 2023 at 10:10am