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Safety Planning and Response Documents for all schools

Safety Planning, and Response Documents

The Illinois Terrorism Task Force School Safety Working GroupITTF - is composed of law enforcement, Office of the State  Fire Marshal, campus emergency management, school resource officers, and representatives of statewide school associations. The group has released an informational document designed to help make Illinois schools safe. Click in the link below to be directed to the ITTF document.

Recommendations of the Illinois Terrorism Task Force School Safety Working Group – 4/2018

OSFM information for uniform guidance to assist in developing a cooperative relationship between life safety and security for occupants within a school building. Click on the link below to access this information.

Fire Marshal Life Safety and Security Options Related to Fire Alarm Activations in IL Public and Private Schools – 4/2018

Emergency and crisis response planning - joint rules regarding annual review and updating of the protocols and procedures for public and private school emergency and crisis response plans required by statute can be found by clicking the link below.

Classroom Door Lock Information – Explanation of code requirements related to security locking in public schools are found in 105 ILCS 5/10-20.69 and can be accessed by clicking here 

NFPA 3000, Standard for an Active Shooter / Hostile Event Response (ASHER) Program is now available through the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). Click link below to be directed to the NFPA website.  

NFPA 3000 / Standard for an Active Shooter/Hostile Event Response (ASHER) Program

Reporting Fires to OSFM-

Section 35 of the School Safety Drill Act (105 ILCS 128/35), requires the Office of the State Fire Marshal, in conjunction with the State Board of Education, to provide a mechanism for reporting fires that occur in schools. This reporting form can be accessed by clicking on the link below. The form is fillable, savable, and needs to be submitted to OSFM.

School Fire Reporting Form 

Carbon Monoxide Detection - School officials need to contact their individual Regional Office of Education for procedures and questions regarding Carbon Monoxide Detection requirements, placement, and procedures to follow if a device activates.     Click the link below to view the Public Act which places CO Detection in Schools.

Carbon Monoxide (CO) detection requirements in Schools