Every December I weed through my inbox so I can start fresh in the new year.  I get A LOT of email…my inbox is currently down to only 525 emails waiting for some sort of action on my part.  I just found an email that included a link to an article from NFPA Journal about the use of barricade devices.  I’m sorry I didn’t post it sooner, but since it does a great job of discussing the issue from NFPA’s perspective, here it is…


School room exit blocked with desk and chairs for a lockdown exerciseShaken by acts of violence, schools are implementing new measures to keep shooters and other intruders out. Can security and fire safety coexist?  By Jesse Roman

A POLICE OFFICER VIOLENTLY BANGS on a classroom door with a sledgehammer, knocking off the latch, but the door barely budges. He repeatedly wedges a breaching tool into place, prying the door from the side and from beneath, but the metal doorjamb inside the classroom holds. No one, at least with conventional tools, is getting in.

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