“School safety mapping should be a well thought out collaboration between fire safety experts and the school.”
— Tony Jones, CFPS, President of Building Maps
School Safety & Map Design
Accurate and up-to-date signage is a critical part of responding to school emergencies. Fire evacuation maps highlight the best routes to safety, severe weather maps lead students and teachers to designated shelter areas, and security maps help coordinate emergency responses with local authorities. Wayfinding maps like campus maps are more informational and help students, teachers, and visitors navigate the school’s campus. Campus maps can also be used on signage, websites, brochures, and apps to help with visitor management. Every map must be customized for the school and according to a specific function. Our on-staff experts will make sure your school maps are up to code and meet all national, state, and local regulations.
Tabbed Map Holders
Easily organize and display multiple safety maps.
Why School Maps Need to be Up-To-Date
U.S. fire departments respond to approximately 3,230 school fires every year (National Fire Protection Association). Planning and risk assessment is the best way to prepare for fire and security threats before they happen and up-to-date school maps are an important part of this preparation. Not only can safety maps be used for fire drills and other emergency planning with teachers and students, but these maps are also used for pre-incident planning with local fire departments. The more accurate and up-to-date your maps are, the better prepared you and your students will be for an emergency.
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School Safety Map Requirements
Regulations for school evacuation and safety maps vary from state to state. Building Maps is familiar with every state’s requirements and will help you create and maintain your school’s maps. Even if fire evacuation maps are not required in your state, it is always prudent to provide up-to-date safety information to students, staff, and faculty. Most school maps include easy-to-read floor plans with a “you are here” marker. Specific features will vary depending on the map’s purpose but can include fire exit doors, primary and secondary egress routes, fire pull locations, labeled stairwells, AED locations, and severe weather shelter locations.
Why Work With Building Maps?
No Lost Files
Faster Map Creation
No Software or Training Needed
From small schools to large districts, Building Maps has created thousands of accurate and up-to-date safety maps. We work with you to ensure your map meets all regulatory requirements and is a valuable emergency preparation tool.