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):
- Guide them to a stairwell and assist them in evacuating once a clear passage has been established.
Guide them to the designated evacuation area.
For Non-Ambulatory Individuals
(Those confined to wheelchairs or otherwise unable to walk):
- Move them to a safe refuge area and await assistance if there
is no immediate danger.
- 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.