Evacuation A Person With Disabilities

It is suggested that the wheelchair occupant or person with mobility impairment prepare for emergencies ahead of time by instructing a classmate or instructor on how to assist him/her in case of emergency.

In the event of an emergency, persons in wheelchairs and other disabled individuals should observe the following evacuation procedures:

  1. Flash light on and off to alert deaf or hard of hearing persons. Write notes to explain what is happening.
  2. All persons should move toward the nearest exit.
    1. As a first choice, the wheelchair occupant or person with mobility impaired may use building elevators, but never in the case of fire or earthquake.
    2. As a second choice, when a wheelchair occupant or other person with mobility impairment reaches an obstruction such as a staircase(s) he/she should request assistance from others in the area.
    3. Assistance is not immediately available, the wheelchair occupant or person with mobility impairment should stay in the exit corridor or the stairway or landing. S(he) should continue to call for help until rescued. Persons who cannot speak loudly should carry a whistle or have other means of attracting the attention of others.

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