Location of Evacuation Chairs (inside Cabinets)
All buildings on campus that house student programs have an evacuation chair, which has been placed inside a beige metal cabinet that has signage indicating it contains an emergency chair to assist persons with disabilities. Photographs of those building interiors with an evacuation chair/cabinet show the location of the cabinet’s placement.
Evacuation Chair Information & Instructions
Evacuation chairs that are located in buildings (with stairs) that either house student programs or have a regular occupant who has identified as having a mobility impairment. If you are a faculty or staff member with a mobility impairment and work in a building that does not have an evacuation chair, please contact the Disability Access Specialist at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Step 1: Remove the evacuation chair from the wall.
Step 2: Open the chair like you would a lawn chair.
Step 3: Make sure that latches at the rear of the chair are secured. Useful suggestions for lifting.
Step 4: Secure the passenger in the chair with the seat belt.
Step 5: If necessary, secure the passenger’s limbs to chair with straps.
Step 6: When evacuating down stairs, make sure the passenger always faces up the stairs.
Step 7: When evacuating up stairs, again, make sure that passenger faces up the stairs.
Step 8: Lift front of chair and roll passenger out of the building and to safety.