4.8 Emergency Evaculation for Persons with Disabilities

General guidelines of evacuation procedures for persons with disabilities, which would make exiting difficult during a fire and other building emergencies.

Residents with disabilities must develop their own facilities’ evacuation plans and decide their primary and secondary evacuation routes from each residence. Persons with disabilities have four basic evacuation options:

  • Horizontal evacuations
  • Stairway
  • Stay in place
  • Area of refuge

More information can be found by clicking: safety.uark.edu/UA_Building_Emergency_Action_Plan.pdf.


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