January 27, 2020
Greetings Bennett Ranch Elementary and Falcon Middle School Families,
At approximately 8:10 Monday morning a smoke alarm sounded in the BRES kitchen. BRES administrators immediately evacuated the school, which included all BRES students and sixth-grade students from Falcon Middle School. All students moved quickly and safely to their evacuation points outside while our partners at the Falcon Fire Department dispatched a crew to BRES.
FFD searched the building, and after speaking with staff, discovered when the kitchen staff turned on the oven first thing Monday morning, residual cleaning products in the oven created a puff of smoke that triggered the alarm. Fire crews conducted a precautionary search and gave the all clear to return to normal activities at 8:25 a.m., approximately 15 minutes after the initial alarm. The BRES staff will continue to ventilate the kitchen and dining area Monday morning.
D49 thanks our partners at the Falcon Fire Department and encourages all of our staff, students and families to stay alert for anything unusual. D49 will remain proactive and partner with first responders to ensure a safe learning environment awaits every District 49 learner.
Director of Communications