NEOFPA has updated our white paper on temporary lockdown procedures. We have made our position clearer that nonconventional lockdown processes can only be a temporary solution to locking doors if the financial means are not immediately available, and then only until funds are available to install locking devices that comply with fire and building codes.
We recognize the need for Ohio’s fire service involvement in establishing lockdown drill procedures.
NEOFPA emphasizes that the preferred method for securing a door to temporarily protect occupants is by locking the door with arrangements that comply with the fire and building codes.
Our white paper also outlines temporary nonconventional processes that could be permitted by the AHJ in collaboration with local law enforcement, EMS, education and other local officials, as well as their legal representatives and insurance carriers.
Download the white paper here: Lockdown White Paper Aug2015