UNCP Evacuation Procedures for People with Disabilities

When a fire alarm sounds or flashes:

  • Exit the building immediately.



  • If unable to physically exit through stairwells:


A staff person on each floor will check for disabled people and call  911 to report the location of the person needing help.


A staff person or student should assist the disabled person with getting to a safe place. 


Proceed to a safe place away from the incident, in a room with windows, and near the stairway.


Close the door to the room.


Go the window.


The person assisting the disabled person should inform emergency personnel that a person with a disability is in the room.  (Bang on the window or yell out of the window).


Wait for emergency personnel to evacuate the disabled person from the building.