Maryland - Multi-hazard Practice Drills: Program Requirements

Program Requirement
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State law requires districts to implement multi-hazard practice drills (e.g., fire, lockdown, active shooter, or evacuation drills) without requiring inter-agency coordination.

2017 Code of Maryland 13A.02.02.04 Emergency Plan.

C. Each local school system and the SEED School shall develop and implement an annual schedule of drills for each school grounds within the system. In addition to fire drills, the following drills shall be conducted annually:

  • (1) Evacuation;
  • (2) Shelter in place;
  • (3) Reverse evacuation;
  • (4) Lock down;
  • (5) Drop, cover, and hold; and
  • (6) Severe weather.
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