View Full Version : "Why do we have to be quiet during a fire drill? Will the fire hear us?"

March 13th, 2010, 2:56 PM
How many of you are actually quiet durring a fire drill? How many of you actually walk in a straight line outside?

And yes. I got this from Facebook as well.

March 13th, 2010, 4:57 PM
You're quiet, with schools at least, as not to incite panic and so the teachers can call the register and thus account for everyone.

I answer yes to both your questions, better to get it over with if it has to be done.

Lady Gaga
March 13th, 2010, 5:00 PM
I say yes for both. Though, once outside, I talk with my friends ;3

Gary, the Magic Fairy
March 13th, 2010, 6:28 PM
One kid at my school was sleeping in class, and the alarm went off, and he jumped up and JUMPED OUT THE WINDOW. Best fire drill ever.

I was usually quiet, everyone covered their ears anyway because that damn thing was loud.

March 13th, 2010, 7:54 PM
One kid at my school was sleeping in class, and the alarm went off, and he jumped up and JUMPED OUT THE WINDOW. Best fire drill ever.

I was usually quiet, everyone covered their ears anyway because that damn thing was loud.

I lol'd when I read that.

At our school, a baby once pulled the alarm. When we have drills, we have to be as silent as the grave. -_- I chat with all my friends once I head outside, though.

March 13th, 2010, 8:19 PM
I try and be quiet, but I find it too hard to resist laughing at the people that freak out and run around the classroom screaming silly things.

March 13th, 2010, 8:23 PM
I stay quiet until we're outside, and then once we're outside I chat with any friends that are around.

As for single file lines... they have those? XD;

March 13th, 2010, 10:38 PM
For us it's just "everyone get to the field" Who knows what will happen when we aren't quiet...

March 14th, 2010, 2:11 AM
We got excited and noisy whenever there was a fire drill.
In the end, the whole school got reprimanded. xD

It happens every year, trust me.

March 14th, 2010, 2:19 AM

A few years ago....I remember when we had a fire drill. I don't know why, I was terrified. I was panicking so badly. I wanted to go home. :classic:

March 14th, 2010, 3:37 AM
once we were havin a science test when there was a fire drill :/ we had to stay in durin break to finish. stupid science teacher, all the teachers were supposed to know

March 14th, 2010, 6:05 AM
The longer the wait, the weaker my patience and resistance to make noise.

March 14th, 2010, 6:13 AM
Ummm... I can only recall 2 fire drills. (Since primary school was like, forever ago.)

At high school, we just.. walked outside and our teacher was joking that one of the people in class were on fire because he didn't bother getting out of the classroom. We were all loling, but mainly because there was a real fire at the school (technically end half where it doesn't affect us, but meh) two days ago. XD

Thennn when our exams were on and we had to go to another school, basically... apparently there was a real fire (not a drill), yet noone found the fire, so.. idk. XD We were all loud and discussing what to put into our essays, since we were half way through an English exam. XD;

Kikaito plush
March 14th, 2010, 6:15 AM
everytime the fire alarm went off we had to outside and be quiet..

March 14th, 2010, 6:17 AM
2 weeks ago my school had a stupid fire drill, i had to get up from what i was doing and had to walk to the front of the school. that was really stupid

Liliana Vess
March 14th, 2010, 6:36 AM
I remember that there was once a firedrill before school started idk why but there was, and even thought most of us were on the all weather pitch (Which is covered in sand for some reason) we all had to get into straight lines and they had to take a register.

1. why would they take us away from the only part that could'nt catch fire? (the all weather pitch cos of all the sand)
2. why were they taking a register when they didnt know who was in or not?

March 14th, 2010, 9:48 AM
No one is ever quiet durring a fire drill at my school.

Or when we have lockdown drills. Once, we had one and this kid in my class screamed so loud, the S.R.O(Student Resource Officer) came down to our room, hand-cuffed the kid and brang him to I.S.S.

Liliana Vess
March 14th, 2010, 10:55 AM
whats a lockdown drill and i.s.s?

March 14th, 2010, 11:18 AM
No, I don't walk in a straight line, and no, I am not quiet. I talk to anyone who's nearby. Once, We had a kid that heard the alarm, then jumped out the second story window. Tha was the best drill ever. But at the moment, they happen almost everyday. They're boring now.

March 14th, 2010, 11:19 AM
One kid at my school was sleeping in class, and the alarm went off, and he jumped up and JUMPED OUT THE WINDOW. Best fire drill ever.

Hahaha! Well, at least he had good reflexes.

In elementary and middle school, everyone had to be quiet and stay in perfect, single-file lines. Even when we were outside, if you even gave a whisper, you'd get in trouble.

In high school, no one really cares. We just walk towards the nearest exit and then end up clumping outside and talking to friends.

We have to have fire drills every month. In the first month of the school year, we have a fire drill a week.

March 14th, 2010, 12:18 PM
Gah, I remember the one time we had an actual fire at school I was taking a leak and the fire was in the classroom righhhttt next to the bathroom...

March 14th, 2010, 12:48 PM
I usually don't leave the school. I will just wander the halls, and then when I see people coming back inside; I go back to class. In my highschool the teaches don't do head counts out side. Once outside most kids scatter. So, it is quite easy for me to skip the drill. My dumb school usually picks the coldest days, so I hate going out side. One time tho, the doors all closed on there own and the alarm when off with flashing lights. I was like please don't let this be a real fire drill. it truned out it was just a show for the state representatives. So after ten minutes the doors unlocked them self, and I went to class acting like nothing happened.

March 14th, 2010, 7:07 PM
Back in Elementary School they made quiet the whole time. Saying anything would get you in trouble.

But now in High School they don't really care after we leave the high school. Wonder why...

But I'm usually really quiet during fire drills anyway, unless I got some of my best friends around.

March 15th, 2010, 3:21 AM
When my school has a fire drill, we all go outside, (some people talk on the way). Then outside, more people talk, while the rest complain about the cold.(me)

March 15th, 2010, 3:23 AM
I know it's the worst thing ever to do during a fire alarm, but I tango with my friend Kevin...how I ever survived life this far, I shall never know.

Okami Chi
March 15th, 2010, 3:34 AM
I remember these days back in Elementary School. I still wonder why we had to be quite. It's not like the fire has ears or anything.


Elite Overlord LeSabre™
March 15th, 2010, 9:40 AM
I remember being told it was so the teachers and such can concentrate while they do a head count of the students (our district required a head count during a fire drill), and to avoid confusion.

Of course, fire drills in college dorms are another matter altogether, with people coming out of every single exit and people strolling out 15 minutes later, hair dripping wet and wrapped in a towel and barefoot...

March 15th, 2010, 4:01 PM
Around November, my school had actual fires. Some stupid arsonist thought it was funny. Hilarious how no one would shut up. But in the fire drills they'll get you so bad if you utter a single word. xD

I guess they make you say it so that you'll be able t her directions or whatever. Not like it really matter. You basically just have to make it out of the building alive without being roasted. : P

March 15th, 2010, 6:14 PM
Wait, we had to be quiet?
I never heard that from my teachers, but that was probably cause I was socializing :/

I do find it stupid that they expect people to walk calmly in case of a real fire; I don't see that happening with anyone.