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Building Evacuation Procedure for Individuals with Mobility Challenges, Visual Impairment or Hearing Impairment

Mobility Challenged Persons

Ground Level Floors - In an Emergency Evacuation, RCC staff and faculty will guide students and staff on ground floors who use mobility devices out of the building to proceed to the designated reassembly area.  If safely able to do so, RCC staff and faculty are to help ensure that people go directly to the predetermined reassembly areas in a prompt and orderly fashion.

Basement and Upper Floors - Individuals who use mobility devices should not be evacuated from non-ground floors by untrained personnel.  When safely able to do so, the individual with the mobility impairment should be advised to wait in the “Area of Rescue Assistance”, located near stairwells on non-ground level floors at the below locations:

  • TRC – 2nd Floor

  • RVC-HEC – 2nd and 3rd Floors

  • RVC-RCC Library 2nd Floor

  • RVC-A Building – 2nd Floor

  • RVC-G Building – Basement, 2nd Floor

  • OTC – 2nd Floor

      RCC staff and faculty are to:

  • Evacuate with other staff/students.

  • Note the location of any individuals waiting in the “Area of Rescue Assistance”.

  • Report to the fire department/emergency personnel the location of each individuals waiting in the staging area and the type of the mobility device they use. 

  • If the fire department is not on scene, call 911 and report the location of individuals waiting in the staging area to the 911 operator. 

  • Evacuation of persons waiting in the ”Area of Rescue Assistance” will be the responsibility of emergency responders. 

Visually Impaired Persons

To best assist individuals who are visually impaired:

  • Explain the nature of the emergency to the individual.

  • Offer to guide the individual to the quickest and safest exit.

  • Ask if you may guide the individual by his/her elbow.

  • Describe to the individual his/her location and advise him/her of any obstacles.

  • Proceed to the reassembly point, reorient the individual and ask if further assistance is required.

Hearing Impaired Persons

            To best assist individuals who are hearing impaired:

  • Obtain the individuals attention by turning the lights switch on and off, touching their shoulder, or making eye contact.

  • If an interpreter is not present, write a short note to the individual explaining the nature of the emergency, “Fire”, “Fire Drill”, “Evacuate”, etc.

  • Proceed to the assembly point, and ask if further assistance is required.