EVACUATION — PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES
IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO EVACUATE:
- If unable to evacuate, shelter in place in an area with no immediate hazards and telephone 911. Advise the police dispatcher of your location.
- The use of 911 routinely identifies the location of the caller if you are calling from a Purdue University land-line phone. Even if the caller is unable to speak, the dispatcher will automatically send help.
- If you are unable to call 911, advise others around you of your location and have them inform emergency personnel of your location.
- If you are in no immediate danger, remain where you are and wait for emergency personnel to arrive.
- If you are in immediate danger, move to an area where you can shelter in place (recommended areas would be a room with an outside window or a room with a sprinkler system, if available.)
- DO NOT USE ELEVATORS during an emergency evacuation unless requested by Purdue Police or Fire personnel.
- You are encouraged to carry a sounding device like a small whistle, flashlight, and cell phone to alert emergency personnel of your location.
Note: It is best to have arrangements pre-planned for evacuation assistance. Arrangements can be made to reasonably assure that additional assistance is provided to anyone who requires it. Having a plan and practicing it may save your life. Contact the Purdue Fire Department for arrangements or questions at (765) 494-6919.