FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – As part of National Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 3-9, WOWO radio hosted the 75th annual Citywide Fire Drill Wednesday morning.
Many schools within Fort Wayne participated in the evacuation drill with Snider High School being the host school. The 911 call initiating the drill was made from Snider.
After students recognized the simulated fire emergency, students at Snider pulled the alarm and evacuated following COVID-19 protocols. The students and staff experienced a simulated “fire” with the help of special effects, including non-toxic “smoke.” During the event, FWFD responded to the simulated “fire” with firefighters in full gear.
The other participating schools only took part in the the evacuation portion of the drill
The fire department is encouraging schools to use the time to engage in fire safety dialogue and training.