Emergency Planning & Violence Prevention

Evacuation of Individuals with Disabilities

In cases of emergency, individuals with physical disabilities may need assistance with building evacuation.

For Ambulatory Individuals

(Those individuals with disabilities that might impair rapid building evacuation, such as those who are blind, deaf, or using walkers or crutches, but who are still able to walk):
  1. Guide them to a stairwell and assist them in evacuating once a clear passage has been established.

  2. Guide them to the designated evacuation area.

For Non-Ambulatory Individuals

(Those confined to wheelchairs or otherwise unable to walk):
  1. Move them to a safe refuge area and await assistance if there is no immediate danger.

  2. Contact Campus Police at extension 5911 or (815) 836-5911 and provide as much information as possible regarding the location and condition of the individual.

Do not use elevators for evacuation during a fire.

Helpful Resources

Videos

Caring for Our Community ACT 2014.


Video Presentation on Campus Violence.