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How to Create School Evacuation Plan

> Floor Plan How-Tos > How to Create School Evacuation Plan
Posted by Janice | 02/18/2020
Every school needs an evacuation plan to prevent or reduce injuries during accidents and help people get out of buildings quickly. This article shows a step-by-step guide on how to create a school evacuation plan.

Why School Needs Evacuation Plans?

The school evacuation plan is paper documentation showing evacuation routes on the building structure. Preparation in advance can prevent injuries from emergencies or disasters. Schools should prepare students well by letting them get familiar with the school escape routes so that when an accident occurs, they will know where to go and what actions to take.

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How to Make School Evacuation Plan?

A school evacuation plan is created upon the school building plan. So you need to sketch the school layout, then add the escape routes and fire extinction equipment on it. Below is a detailed drawing guide of making school evacuation plans with Edraw.

1. Draw a School Building Plan

Firstly, you need to draw an architectural layout of your school. You can use the floor plan template to start. For more details, please turn to the article "How to Create Floor Plan".

School Layout

2. Add Escape Routes

Add escape routes (arrows) on the building plan. Open the Fire and Emergency symbol library, drag and drop arrows, fire extinction equipments, and other elements. Put the elements into position.

Fire Evacuation Symbols

3. Add Title and Background

Add the title and background if necessary. Open the Title and Background library from the General category and choose one to use. You can also add your own school logo, slogan, notification, etc., on the fire evacuation plan. The following example uses a dark background. You can design whatever style you like.

School Evacuation Plan

4. Save or Print

You can save or print the the file directly or export the plan to a needed format. Edraw offers plenty of export options, such as PDF, Word, Excel, Html, SVG, PNG, EPS, Visio, etc.

Fire Action Plan

This fire action plan can be used to tell students what to do if there is a fire.

Fire Action Plan

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