Persons with Disabilities - Evacuation

In the event of an emergency that may require an evacuation of a campus building, the following procedures are recommended:


  • Always evacuate if a fire alarm is sounding. If you are able to evacuated, please do so at that time. Remember to use the stairs if able. Never use the elevator during a fire alarm.


  • If you are unable to evacuate, shelter-in-place and call 911 immediately. Let the 911 dispatcher know where you are located at, that you are unable to evacuate and you need assistance. 


  • 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, then move to an area where you can shelter-in-place (recommended areas would be a pre-determined designated refuge area, a room with an outside window or a room with a sprinkler system if available).


  • You are also encouraged to carry a sounding/ signaling device like a small whistle, flashlight and cell phone to alert emergency personnel of your location.


It is best to have arrangements pre-planned for evacuation assistance. Arrangements can be made to reasonably assure that assistance is provided to anyone who requires it. Having a plan and practicing it may save your life. Contact Lt. John Guerra with Purdue Fire Department for arrangements or questions at (765) 494-0958.


Another way to have pre-planned evacuation assistance is to complete the Voluntary Registry for Persons Requesting Additional Assistance. This form is located in the Building Emergency Plan (BEP) and can be requested through the building deputies.

Contact Emergency Preparedness & Planning Director Ron Wright (765) 494-0446 or visit:  for more info.