[NY] 403.5.4 Education Law Requirements for Group E Occupancies
In addition to other requirements, the frequency and timing of drills shall be in accordance with the requirements of Section 807.1 of the Education Law, which requires not less than 12 drills in each school year, eight of which shall take place between September 1 and December 31. Eight of all such drills shall be evacuation drills, four of which shall be through use of fire escapes on buildings where fire escapes are provided or through the use of identified secondary means of egress. Four of all such required drills shall be lock-down drills.
Drills shall be conducted at different times of the school day. Pupils shall be instructed in the procedure to be followed in the event that a fire occurs during the lunch period or assembly, provided however, that such additional instruction may be waived where a drill is held during the regular school lunch period or assembly. At least four additional drills shall be held in each school year during the hours after sunset and before sunrise in school buildings in which students are provided with sleeping accommodations.
At least two additional drills shall be held during summer school, in buildings where summer school is conducted, and one of such drills shall be held during the first week of summer school.