299F.30 FIRE DRILL IN SCHOOL; DOORS AND EXITS.
Subdivision 1. Duties of fire marshal.
Consistent with sections
this section, it shall be the duty of the state fire marshal, deputies and assistants, to require public
and private schools and educational institutions to have at least five fire drills each school year
and to keep all doors and exits unlocked from the inside of the building during school hours.
Subd. 2. Fire drill.
Each superintendent, principal, or other person in charge of a public
or private school, educational institution, children's home or orphanage housing 20 or more
students or other persons, shall instruct and train such students or other persons to quickly and
expeditiously quit the premises in case of fire or other emergency by means of drills or rapid
dismissals while such school, institution, home, or orphanage is in operation. Records of such
drills shall be posted so that such records are available for review by the state fire marshal at all
times and shall include the drill date and the time required to evacuate the building.
Subd. 3. School doors and exits.
Consistent with section
and this section, each
superintendent, principal, or other person in charge of a public or private school, educational
institution, children's home, or orphanage shall keep all doors and exits of such school, institution,
home, or orphanage unlocked so that persons can leave by such doors or exits at any time during
the hours of normal operation.
History: (5978) 1913 c 564 s 28; 1971 c 516 s 1; 1973 c 11 s 1; 1986 c 444; 2006 c 263
art 2 s 19