Can first responders find you when every second counts™?
Labelling classroom windows, stairwells, and exit doors helps first responders to navigate the building, plan ahead, and make key decisions before entering the building. Location is the single most important piece of information that emergency response personnel need to know. Proper labelling and wayfinding speed operations overall.
Following the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012, an advisory commission recommended the installation of labels for identifying exterior windows and doors:
“Each classroom having exterior windows shall have the classroom number affixed to the upper right hand corner of the first and last window of the corresponding classroom. The numbers shall be reflective, with contrasting background and shall be readable from the ground plain at a minimum distance of 50ft.”
“All exterior doors that allow access to the interior of the school shall be numbered in sequential order in a clockwise manner starting with the main entrance. All numbers shall be visible from the street or closest point of entry/egress, contrast with its background and be retro-reflective.”