Activations of the Fire Alarm automatically summon an emergency response from Tayside Fire and Rescue.
False alarms calls to Tayside Fire and Rescue waste time and public money. More seriously, they run the risk of diverting firefighters and fire appliances on an unnecessary journey when they might be needed urgently at a real fire.
I have been impressed with the robust and comprehensive response by the Senior Management Team of School to these incidents. These responses include:
- pupil exclusions,
- meetings with the pupils involved, their parents and carers together with staff from Tayside Fire & Rescue as well as
- fire safety talks by fire fighters for all the pupils.
These incidents should not distract from the outstanding performance of Grove Academy pupils in the SQA examinations this year and the school's commitment to promote positve citizenship.