Evacuation Procedure in Case of Fire - Instructors

In the event  of an emergency persons using wheelchairs or who are unable to navigate the stairs should move to the Area of Refuge [Rescue]  with assistance from their instructors.  [Rescue areas are located at the elevator of every building on every level above and below the main floor.]   If not able to wait there because of the location of the fire then the person should shelter in place unless the danger is imminent.

To shelter in place means remaining in a room with an exterior window, a telephone, and a solid or fire resistant door. Call 911 or Campus security at 769-3310 to report the location.

For false or needless alarms or an isolated and contained fire, a person with a disability may not need to evacuate.  The decision to evacuate will be made by the fire department.   Instructors should assist the individual to determine whether or not the alarm is false and stay with the individual until assistance arrives or the drill is completed.

Students who can walk and navigate the stairs who have requested assistance should stay with their instructors for the duration of the event.

Evacuation requests for assistance must be made through DSS and will be on file in Campus Safety for the purpose of locating the student in the case of an emergency.  

Any change of location (change of class rooms etc.), or any change to the original evacuation plan signed by the student must be reported to DSS by the student in order that changes can be made on their evacuation request form.