Mehlville Fire Protection District

School Lockdown Plan

With the most recent event in Florida providing renewed attention to lockdown and evacuation drills, we are providing two resources below to assist you with your plans.

The first is our Lockdown and Evacuation Policy Memo 3-19-2018. This memo gives you the code requirements related to what is required for creating a lockdown policy as well as guidance on the required evacuation drills.

Lockdown and Evacuation Policy Memo 3-19-2018.pdf

The second is a template in Word format that you can use as your guide in developing your site specific lockdown plan.

Lockdown Plan Template MFPD.docx

Lockdown plans are required to be approved by the Fire Prevention Bureau PRIOR to implementation. You should also note that any auxiliary locking devices must be approved prior to purchase. There are many devices being sold that do not meet the fire code requirement that the device be capable of being unlocked from outside the room with a key or other approved means.