Evacuation People w/Disabilities PAC

Student studying at Library

Evacuation for People with Disabilities


After an evacuation is ordered:


• Check on people with special needs during an evacuation.  A buddy system, in which people with disabilities arrange for volunteers to alert them and assist them in an emergency, is a good method.


• Always ask someone with a disability how you can help before attempting any rescue technique or giving assistance.  Ask how he or she can best be assisted or moved and whether there are any special considerations or items that need to come with the person.


• If the situation is life threatening, call the administrative office at 973 341-1600 or Dial 911 and state your name, location and area involved to the office personnel or the police dispatcher.
There are designated areas of safe refuge at the Passaic Academic Center.  These areas are for non-ambulatory and handicapped individuals are to report to and await assistance on exiting the building.  Each area is identified by a sign with a handicapped person icon. 


EMERGENCY EVACUATION STATION


Station and Number Location

1 - 3rd Floor Nurses area next to elevator
2 - 3rd Floor in the Nursing Lab by fire door
3 - 2nd Lobby next to wheelchair lift
4 - 2nd In front of elevator