Emergency Evacuation Procedures for People withDisabilities

If you need evacuation assistance when a fire alarm goes off, take the following steps:

  1. Do NOT use the elevator.
  2. If you’re in a class or college office, alert the faculty or staff member that s/he needs to tell Campus Safety and Security Officer your name, location, and type of disability.  If you’re not in a class or office, find the nearest employee (faculty or staff) and tell him/her that same information.
  3. You should NOT stay in the classroom or office UNLESS there is fire or smoke in the hallway and the room has no smoke or fire.  If it is safe to stay in your current location and you are unable to safely exit the building yourself then you should shelter in place.  Campus Safety and/or responding local emergency personnel will conduct a “room to room” search to ensure that everyone has evacuated the building.
  4. Let the crowd get past you.  Then proceed to the nearest stairwell that appears to be safe.  Do NOT enter the stairwell, just stay to the side of the stairwell door.
  5. The faculty or staff member will tell a Campus Safety and Security Officer (stationed outside of the building) your name, where you are, and what your disability is.  Campus Safety and Security will take the appropriate actions to assist in your evacuation. 
  6. If you cannot notify anyone on your floor that you need help, most floors have an intercom box at designated locations (see attached Egress Route maps for these locations).  Speak as clearly as possible, indicating your type of disability, and your name.  Or, if you have a cell phone, call 498-2311 (Campus Safety and Security emergency #).  Failing any other available method, listen for rescue personnel who will be searching the building and be prepared to make noise to help responders find your location.
  7. Those trained to evacuate individuals in need of special assistance will ensure your safe exit.

Egress routes for each campus building may be found here:

  • Academic II
    • Academic 2 First Floor: Ground level exits are located in the northwest corner of the building, the northeast corner of the building, and the southeast corner of the building.
    • Academic 2 Second Floor: There is an exit located at the west side of the building that leads into Storer Lobby. There is a ground level exit located at the southwest corner of Storer Lobby. There is an Area of Rescue Assistance located at the south wall of Storer Lobby.
  • Allyn Hall/SRC Arena
    • Allyn Hall and SRC Arena First Floor: There are ground level exits located in the SRC Arena at the northwest corner, the northeast corner, and the southeast corner of the arena. There is a ground level exit in Allyn Hall located in the northwest corner of the building (near A188). There are Areas of Rescue Assistance located on the southwest corner of the SRC Arena (near A103), and the southeast corner of Allyn Hall across from the men’s room near A164.
    • Allyn Hall and SRC Arena Second Floor: There is a ground level exit in the SRC Arena located at the south side of the main lobby. There are ground level exits in Allyn Hall located in the northwest corner (near A291) and southwest corner (near A280). There are Areas of Rescue Assistance located in the SRC Arena on the west wall (outside the men’s room) and on the southeast wall (on the balcony at the top of the stairs). 
  • Coulter Library
    • Coulter Library Basement: There are Areas of Rescue Assistance located at the bottom of the stairs near C009 and C001.
    • Coulter Library First Floor: There are ground level exits located at the north and east sides of the main lobby, and in the vestibule located at the southeast of the circulation desk. There are Areas of Rescue Assistance located at the north, east, and west sides of the main lobby, and at the south side of the book stack area.
    • Coulter Library Second Floor: There is an exit to Mawhinney Hall located at the west side of the building (near C205). There are Areas of Rescue Assistance located near C205, C222, and C240E.
    • Coulter Library Third Floor: There are Areas of Rescue Assistance located near C322 and C342C. 
  • Coyne Hall
    • Coyne Hall First Floor: Ground level exits are located on the west, south, and east sides of the building. There is an Area of Rescue Assistance located in the south hallway near JSC118. 
    • Coyne Hall Second Floor: There is an Area of Rescue Assistance located in the south hallway near JSC216.
  • Ferrante Hall
    • Ferrante Hall First Floor: There are ground level exits located near F100 and F140A, and an exit to Academic II in the Anne Felton Multicultural Center. There are Areas of Rescue Assistance located near F112 and A131.
    • Ferrante Hall Second Floor: There is a ground level exit at the west side of the building (near F200), and the student lounge area (near F238), and on the west side of Storer Auditorium. There are Areas of Rescue Assistance near F242 and on the south wall of Storer Lobby.
    • Ferrante Third Floor: There are Areas of Rescue Assistance located outside both sides of F351B and in the main hallway near F354.
  • Gordon Student Center
    • Gordon Student Center First Floor: There is a ground level exit located near G100. There are Areas of Rescue Assistance located near G104 and G152.
    • Gordon Student Center Second Floor: There are ground level exits on the north and south sides of the Starbucks lobby, on the north and south sides of the Great Room, and on the south side of the cafeteria. There is an Area of Rescue Assistance near G222.
  • Mawhinney Hall
    • Mawhinney Hall First Floor: There are ground level exits located at the east, west, and south sides of the building. There is an Area of Rescue Assistance located near the elevator on the south side of the main lobby.
    • Mawhinney Hall Second Floor: There is an exit to Coulter Library near M276.  There is an Area of Rescue Assistance located near the elevator on the south side of the main lobby.
    • Mawhinney Hall Third Floor: There is an Area of Rescue Assistance located near the elevator on the south side of the main lobby.
  • Mulroy Hall
    • Mulroy Hall First Floor: There are ground level exits located on the east and west sides of the building. There is an Area of Rescue Assistance located near R104.
    • Mulroy Hall Second Floor: There is an Area of Rescue Assistance located near R204.
    • Mulroy Hall Third Floor: There is an Area of Rescue Assistance located near R304.
    • Mulroy Hall Fourth Floor: There is an Area of Rescue Assistance located near R404. 
  • OCC@Liverpool
  • Residence Hall A
    • Residence Hall A: There are ground level exits on the first floor at the north, south, east, and west sides of the building. There are Areas of Rescue Assistance located at the east and west sides of the main hallway on each floor.
  • Residence Hall B
    • Residence Hall B: There are ground level exits on the first floor at the north, south, east, and west sides of the building. There are Areas of Rescue Assistance located at the north and south sides of the main hallway on each floor.
  • Residence Hall C
    • Residence Hall C: There are ground level exits on the first floor at the north, south, east, and west sides of the building. There are Areas of Rescue Assistance located at the east and west sides of the main hallway on each floor.
  • Service and Maintenance
    • Service and Maintenance First Floor: There are ground level exits located near S111A and S125A. There is an Area of Rescue Assistance located near S113.
  • Shapero Hall
    • Shapero Hall First Floor: There are Areas of Rescue Assistance at the southeast and southwest corners of the building.
    • Shapero Second Floor: There is a ground level exit on the south side of the building. There are Areas of Rescue Assistance at the southeast and southwest corners of the building.
    • Shapero Third Floor: There are Areas of Rescue Assistance at the southeast and southwest corners of the building.
    • Shapero Fourth Floor: There are Areas of Rescue Assistance at the southeast and southwest corners of the building.
  • Whitney Applied Technology Center
    • Whitney Applied Technology Center First Floor West:There are ground level exits located near W125 and W131. There is an Area of Rescue Assistance near the elevator by W125. li> Whitney Applied Technology Center First Floor East: There are ground level exits at the east and west sides of the Whitney Atrium, and the east and west sides of the Automotive Technology hallway, and on the north side of the building near the elevator. There is an Area of Rescue Assistance located near the elevator on the north side of the building and in the Automotive Technology hallway by W178.
    • Whitney Applied Technology Center Second Floor West: There is an Area of Rescue Assistance located near the elevator.
    • Whitney Applied Technology Center Second Floor East: There is an Area of Rescue Assistance located near the elevator.
    • Whitney Applied Technology Center Third Floor West: There is an Area of Rescue Assistance located near the elevator.
    • Whitney Applied Technology Center Third Floor East: There is an Area of Rescue Assistance located near the elevator.

NOTE:  In the case of a drill, individuals with mobility impairments will NOT be fully evacuated.  You should proceed to the nearest stairwell.  Someone from the rescue team will locate you and inform you as to what would happen in an actual emergency.

We encourage you to take time now to find the number assigned to STAIRWELLS near each of your classrooms.  Feel free to communicate this with your instructors in advance of any drill to confirm that they too have this information. Also-- locate the red intercom box on each floor where you are spending your time while on campus.  By taking these actions, you are taking important steps to ensure your safety. 

The campus also now has 58 outdoor Emergency Call Boxes (“blue lights”) that you can use to convey any needs when you are outside of a building. You can use these to contact Campus Safety & Security for assistance or information.

Should you have any question regarding the above, contact Campus Safety and Security (498-2478).