Emergency Specific Information
ANNEX J - EVACUATION OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES
- Faculty and staff are asked to assist persons with disabilities during
- It is suggested that persons who use a wheelchair or persons with a
mobility impairment prepare for an emergency ahead of time by informing faculty, staff
or classmates on how to assist him/her in case of an
- The Coordinator of Services for Students With Disabilities, Human
Resources, and the Faculty Administration Office will provide Campus
Police and Public Safety with a list of known students, staff, and faculty
requiring assistance during building evacuations. The list will include the person's office,
classrooms, and/or residence hall locations during
different times of the day.
During a building evacuation, assist persons with disabilities by helping
them move to the nearest marked exit. A person who uses a wheelchair
or a person with a mobility impairment may use the building elevator,
BUT NEVER IN THE CASE OF A FIRE OR EXPLOSION.
- During a fire, assist persons with disabilities to the nearest stairwell and
help them exit the building. If the person=s disability prevents you from helping them
exit the building, then you should assist them to the nearest
emergency phone and call Public Safety at 4-4911, to inform them of
the person=s exact location. If you cannot locate an emergency phone,
then assist them to the nearest sanctuary point.
- Sanctuary Points are identified on each building evacuation diagram;
they are generally located in stairwell landings. They are designated as
safe locations because of their fire protection factor. During building
evacuations, these areas will be checked first by Public Safety
and/or Facilities staff. DO NOT LEAVE A PERSON INSIDE A
STAIRWELL THAT HAS SMOKE IN IT.
- After leaving a person with a disability at a sanctuary point, you should
exit the building and immediately contact Public Safety by calling 4-4911
or by using the nearest one-button yellow emergency phone to inform
them of the location of the person.
- The Public Safety Telecommunicator, upon receiving the notification
that a person with a disability is in need of assistance, will direct Officers
and/or Facilities staff to that location.
- Public Safety Officers and Facilities staff responding to a
building evacuation situation (e.g., fire alarm, bomb threat, etc.) will clear
the building by checking all sanctuary points first. This procedure will be followed even if not
alerted that a person was left at a sanctuary point.
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