Methodist school holds fire drill

By Geraldine Bicette-Joseph, GIS

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(GIS) – The Gordan and Walcott Memorial Methodist School recently held their first full scale fire drill.

According to the principal of the school, Margaret Gabriel, the students had participated in many mini drills on the lead up to the first full scale simulation.

“We have been preparing over the few months, preparing the school disaster plan. We have been preparing the students, the staff, they have been placed in the various committees. They are responsible for the various tasks when it comes to an incident of that nature and to respond appropriately. So we have held a number of mini drills with the students so that in that event they are aware of what they have to do to evacuate the school.”

The principal added that she was happy in regards to student participation, however she believes that there is room for improvement.

“My initial evaluation of the attempt as it was the first time, was that we did fairly well. There are areas for improvement and we will go back, we will discuss we will have a meeting, and take note of the areas of weaknesses noted during the exercise today.”

The school thanked the agencies who came together to make the activity possible, including NEMO, the Saint Lucia Fire Service, The Saint Lucia Royal Police Force and the SSU Department.

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