2010 New York Code
EDN - Education
Title 1 - GENERAL PROVISIONS
Article 17 - (801 - 814) INSTRUCTION IN CERTAIN SUBJECTS
807 - Fire drills.

§ 807. Fire drills.  1. It shall be the duty of the principal or other
  person  in  charge  of  every  public  or  private school or educational
  institution within the state, other than colleges  or  universities,  to
  instruct  and train the pupils by means of drills, so that they may in a
  sudden emergency be able to leave the school building  in  the  shortest
  possible  time  and  without  confusion  or  panic. Such drills or rapid
  dismissals shall be held at least twelve  times  in  each  school  year,
  eight of which required drills shall be held between September first and
  December  first  of  each  such  year.  At  least  one-third of all such
  required drills shall be through use of the fire  escapes  on  buildings
  where  fire  escapes  are  provided.  In the course of at least one such
  drill, pupils shall be instructed in the procedure to be followed in the
  event that a fire occurs during lunch  period,  provided  however,  that
  such  additional  instruction may be waived where a drill is held during
  the regular school lunch period. At least four additional  drills  shall
  be  held  in  each  school year during the hours after sunset and before
  sunrise in school buildings in which students are provided with sleeping
  accommodations.  At least two additional drills  shall  be  held  during
  summer  school in buildings where summer school is conducted, and one of
  such drills shall be held during the first week of summer school.
    1-a. In the case of  after-school  programs,  events  or  performances
  which  are  conducted within a school building and which include persons
  who do not  regularly  attend  classes  in  such  school  building,  the
  principal  or  other  person in charge of the building shall require the
  teacher or person in charge  of  such  after-school  program,  event  or
  performance  to  notify  persons  in attendance at the beginning of each
  such program, event or performance, of the procedures to be followed  in
  the event of an emergency so that they may be able to leave the building
  in a timely, orderly manner.
    2.  It  shall be the duty of the board of education or school board or
  other body having control of the schools in  any  district  or  city  to
  cause  a  copy  of  this section to be printed in the manual or handbook
  prepared for the guidance of teachers, where such manual or handbook  is
  in use or may hereafter come into use.
    3.  It  shall  be  the duty of the person in charge of every public or
  private college or university within the state, to  instruct  and  train
  the  students by means of drills, so that they may in a sudden emergency
  be able to leave the college or  university  building  in  the  shortest
  possible time and without confusion or panic.  Such drills shall be held
  at least three times in each year, one of which required drills shall be
  held  between  September  first and December first of each such year. In
  buildings where summer sessions are  conducted,  one  of  such  required
  drills  shall  be  held during the first week of such summer session. At
  least one of such required drills shall  be  through  use  of  the  fire
  escapes  on  buildings  where  fire  escapes  are provided. At least one
  additional drill shall be held in  each  year  during  the  hours  after
  sunset  and  before  sunrise in college or university buildings in which
  students are provided with sleeping accommodations.
    4. Neglect by any principal or other person in charge of any public or
  private school or educational institution to comply with the  provisions
  of  this  section shall be a misdemeanor punishable at the discretion of
  the court by a fine not exceeding fifty dollars; such fine to be paid to
  the pension fund of the local fire department  where  there  is  such  a
  fund.

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