EVACUATION — PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO EVACUATE:

  1. If unable to evacuate, shelter in place in an area with no immediate hazards and telephone 911. Advise the police dispatcher of your location.
    1. 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.
  2. If you are unable to call 911, advise others around you of your location and have them inform emergency personnel of your location.
  3. If you are in no immediate danger, remain where you are and wait for emergency personnel to arrive.
  4. 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.)
  5. DO NOT USE ELEVATORS during an emergency evacuation unless requested by Purdue Police or Fire personnel.
  6. 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.

EVACUATION — PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES