Fire Safety

  • Read the full fire safety guidelines with the official guideline codes by clicking on the PDF at right.

    • Keep all rescue window decals clear for reading. The decals cannot be covered, not even partially covered.
    • We need a clear path to the rescue window. Also, do not hang combustible materials on or above the rescue window.
    • Do not hang combustible material from a ceiling in a hallway. We need to cover the least possible amount of wall space in a hallway with combustible material, no more than 20%. That means if a wall space is 10 feet by 10 feet you can only use a space of 4 feet by 5 feet for art work unless it is rated fire proof. However, student artwork can be regarded as a temporary decoration, versus a permanent item, i.e. curtains, drapes, hangings and other decorative items, and as such would not need to be fire resistant or non-combustible.
    • All exits, including backstage exits, Auditorium exits and the exit pathway to the exterior must be kept clear and unobstructed.
    • Attention to housekeeping and general safety should be maintained. Theatrical instructors/event coordinators should include the Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds and OCM BOCES Safety & Health staff as they plan and construct stage sets and scenery.
    • Exit plans are located next to the door of each room. If lost or missing the exit plan must be replaced.
    • Extension cords must be used for temporary purposes, not as permanent wiring and be should be unplugged at the end of each day.
    • SED states that open flames shall not be used or allowed in connection with a public meeting or in school buildings in general (except as allowed in Science Labs or Home & Careers).