Nevada - Multi-hazard Practice Drills: Program Requirements

Area: 
Program Requirement
Policy Type: 
Statute
Summary: 

State law requires districts to implement multi-hazard practice drills (e.g., fire, lockdown, active shooter, or evacuation drills) andencourages or requires inter-agency coordination.

Nevada Revised Statutes 392.450. Drills to instruct pupils in appropriate procedures to be followed in event of lockdown or emergency; approval of drills; posting of escape routes; enforcement; penalty.

  1. The board of trustees of each school district and the governing body of each charter school shall provide drills for the pupils in the schools in the school district or the charter schools at least once each month during the school year to instruct those pupils in the appropriate procedures to be followed in the event of a lockdown, fire or other emergency. Not more than three of the drills provided pursuant to this subsection may include instruction in the appropriate procedures to be followed in the event of a chemical explosion, related emergencies and other natural disasters. At least one-half of the drills provided pursuant to this subsection must include instruction in appropriate procedures to be followed in the event of a lockdown.

  2. In all cities or towns, the drills required by subsection 1 must be approved by the chief of the fire department of the city or town, if the city or town has a regularly organized, paid fire department or voluntary fire department. In addition, the drills in each school must be conducted under the supervision of the:

    • (a) Person designated for this purpose by the board of trustees of the school district or the governing body of a charter school in a county whose population is less than 100,000; or
    • (b) Emergency manager designated pursuant to NRS 388.262 in a county whose population is 100,000 or more.
  3. A diagram of the approved escape route and any other information related to the drills required by subsection 1 which is approved by the chief of the fire department or, if there is no fire department, the State Fire Marshal must be kept posted in every classroom of every public school by the principal or teacher in charge thereof.

  4. The principal, teacher or other person in charge of each school building shall cause the provisions of this section to be enforced.

  5. Any violation of the provisions of this section is a misdemeanor.

  6. As used in this section, “lockdown” has the meaning ascribed to it in NRS 388.2343.

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