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EMERGENCY EVACUATION

PROCEDURE FOR PEOPLE WITH

DISABILITIES


WHEN FIRE ALARMS SOUND/FLASH

EXIT the building immediately using the most direct route possible.

In Case of Fire - Do Not Use Elevators- Use Stairway!

Move 100 feet away from the building.

                
INDIVIDUALS WHO NEED ASSISTANCE

Wheelchair symbol Individuals who need assistance during an evacuation are encouraged to identify and discuss with someone in advance who might assist them in leaving the building and/or who will inform emergency personnel of their presence and where they are located so that further assistance can be provided.

1. Ask for assistance to the nearest EXIT or room near a stairway with a window.

2. Note the room number of location where you are. Ask someone leaving the building to notify emergency personnel of your location and further assistance will be provided.

3. If a phone is available, call 911. State your location. A UW Police dispatcher will verify your location.


Information About Emergency Evacuation Preparedness For People With Disabilities

Center for Disability Issues for Health Professionals
Emergency Evacuation Preparedness
A Guide For People With Disabilities and Other Activity Limitations 

National Organization on Disability
Emergency Preparedness Initiative   


Questions regarding Emergency Evacuation for people with disabilities can be directed to:
Carol Hotchkiss
608-263-3021/voice
608-265-5147/TTY
608-265-3139/fax

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Updated 12/8/2004

 
 
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