Office of Emergency Preparedness

Evacuation Procedures for People with Disabilities
Guidelines for People with Disabilities
Tell Us So We Can Help–

What You Need to Know in an Emergency

Designated Waiting Areas (Where to Wait for First Responders)
Evacuation Chairs/Cabinets
Calling for Help:

Individual Evacuation Planning for Students (by Disability Access Specialist)

  • Floor plans showing DWAs, evacuation chairs/cabinets, accessible routes
  • How to instruct those assisting you during evacuation
  • Notifying Building Coordinators of whereabouts
  • Walkie-Talkie Communication Device
  • Building Evacuation Walk-thru/Observation upon request

Other Resources

Emergency Management – U.S. Department of Justice ADA Best Practices Tool Kit
First Responders Disability Preparedness – Interagency Coordinating Council (ICC)