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The St. John the Baptist Parish School Board recognizes the need for fire prevention/precaution in order to protect its employees, students, visitors, and property from the hazards of fire.  Reducing and/or eliminating the fire hazards in and around the schools and other School Board property should be everyone’s responsibility.


As a prerequisite in its fire prevention strategies, the Board shall require inspections by qualified persons of all fire safety and prevention equipment, including but not limited to fire alarm and smoke detection devices at each school under the Board’s jurisdiction, as well as all other Board property, at least twice during each school year.  All necessary service, repairs, and precautions shall be taken by appropriate persons in a timely manner to assure that all such equipment is in good working order and meets the needs for which it was intended.  Employees of the Board may perform the required inspections called for in this policy provided they have received the appropriate training necessary to perform such inspections, and documentation of such training shall be included in the employee’s personnel file.


The supervision and implementation of the inspection requirements shall be the responsibility of the Superintendent and/or his/her designee.  Reports on all inspections shall be maintained and submitted to the Superintendent and/or designee upon completion of the inspection. 


New policy:  September 22, 2009

Revised:  September 22, 2011



Ref:     La. Rev. Stat. Ann. §17:81

Life Safety Code, National Fire Prevention Association

Board minutes, 9-22-09, 9-22-11


St. John the Baptist Parish School Board