Recent Alerts from Nixle
We Continue To Receive Rain And Have Many Areas With Impassible Roads. Please Help Us By Staying Off The Roads.
Burn Ban For Unincorporated Montgomery County
Numerous Roads Are Experiencing Flooding In The District. Please Do Not Drive Into Standing Water. Turn Around Don'T Drown!
South Montgomery County Fire Department
27900 Robinson Road
Conroe, TX 77385
Voice: 281-363-FIRE (3473)
Fire Inspections - Fire Codes
Montgomery County Fire Department
Adopted 2012 International Fire Code
City of Oak Ridge North
Adopted 2009 International Fire Code
Montgomery County Fire Marshals Office
Adopted 2012 IFC Code Amendments:
FIRE Codes & SCHOOL Fire Drills
The NFPA codes adopted by the State, fire drill requirements are set out on a monthly basis. Here is a link to a good tip sheet summarizing the requirements.
Montgomery County has also adopted the 2012 International Fire Code which closely mirrors the NFPA codes. Here is a link to the section that applies to drills.
Here are some other specifics;
408.3.1 First emergency evacuation drill.
The first emergency evacuation drill of each school year shall be conducted within 10 days of the beginning of classes.
408.3.2 Emergency evacuation drill deferral.
In severe climates, the fire code official shall have the authority to modify the emergency evacuation drill frequency specified in Section 405.2.
408.3.3 Time of day.
Emergency evacuation drills shall be conducted at different hours of the day or evening, during the changing of classes, when the school is at assembly, during the recess or gymnastic periods, or during other times to avoid distinction between drills and actual fires. In Group R-2 college and university buildings, one required drill shall be held during hours after sunset or before sunrise.
408.3.4 Assembly points.
Outdoor assembly areas shall be designated and shall be located a safe distance from the building being evacuated so as to avoid interference with fire department operations. The assembly areas shall be arranged to keep each class separate to provide accountability of all individuals.
There are some other important sections that also deal with immediate reporting requirements for fires and employee training.
Section 401 Duty to report to 911 without delay
Section 406 – Employee training and response procedures
City of Oak Ridge North
2009 International Fire Code