As well as testing that your fire alarms are working, carrying out a full fire drill will help you to check other equipment such as emergency exits or lighting. Knowing how often to carry out a fire drill will depend on the level of risk that is present in your building, with an often suggested minimum a minimum of at twice a year. CIES conducts at least a half dozen per year, far exceeding such standards.
Our SE location carried out a surprise fire drill just today and as per usual was done in both a timely and efficient manner. Great job everyone, most especially out littlest clients!