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ADA Evacuation Policy

Issued: January 27, 2005 - ADA Evacuation Assistance List For Mobility Impaired Building Occupants

Emergency Evacuation Process

The process of safely negotiating an emergency evacuation route can often present difficulties to building occupants who are physically challenged. Whether the impairment is temporary or permanent, a specific evacuation plan of action tailored to the occupant’s special needs should be developed and practiced. The names of transient students and visitors should not be included on the list except upon their request.


Building Emergency Coordinators (BEC)

Building Emergency Coordinators (BEC) have been designated to assist disabled occupants to predetermined safe locations during an emergency evacuation. This procedure was devised to enhance the personal safety of those who may be physically challenged and may require the assistance of others in the event of an emergency evacuation.


Purpose

The purpose for developing the ADA list is to provide another opportunity for persons experiencing temporary or permanent disabilities to receive assistance during emergency situations. Upon receiving a name, the BEC shall record and forward the names within 24 hours to the University Fire Marshal/DPS where the name(s) will be placed on the master “ADA Evacuation Assistance List” and retained at the DPS telecommunications center. The BEC will provide leadership for planning and practicing evacuation drills for these persons. Remember... Each individual is ultimately responsible for their own safety, so Plan Ahead


Voluntary Participation

Occupant participation is voluntary and under no circumstances shall an individual be required to have their name placed on the ADA Evacuation Assistance List. Students living in residence halls should cooridinate their evacuation plan with Ms.Pinkie Smyner/Housing and Residence Life (852-8333). Ms.Smyner will develop and maintain the ADA List for Housing and Rsidence Life and a copy will be forwarded to DPS for further dissemination, including inside of specific fire alarm panel boxes. 


Confidentiality

Confidential information appearing on the ADA list will include the individual’s name, building/room location, and physical condition/special needs (see sample below).  This information should be forwarded to the Department of Public Safety to be used those purposes described herein.

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Emergencies

To report an emergency, dial 852-6111 or 911.

 
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