Evacuation Chairs

In most campus buildings, evacuation chairs are available for assisting in the evacuation of people with disabilities in the event of an emergency. These evacuation chairs are purpose-built to assist first responders with removing a person from a building who cannot evacuate due to mobility disability or obstructed elevators.  

Each evacuation chair is secured in a beige cabinet that contains an evacuation chair and other emergency supplies and resources.  The contact information for building employees assigned to assist with evacuation chairs can be found on building’s designated emergency preparedness sign.

Step By Step Instructions for Using Evacuation Chairs

Step 1: Remove the evacuation chair from the wall.

 Remove the evacuation chair from the wall.

Step 2: Open the chair like you would a lawn chair.

 Open the chair like you would a lawn chair.

Step 3: Make sure that latches at the rear of the chair are secured.

 Make sure that latches at the rear of the chair are secured.

Step 4: Secure the passenger in the chair with the seat belt.

 Secure the passenger in the chair with the seat belt.

Step 5: If necessary, secure the passenger’s limbs to chair with straps.

 If necessary, secure the passenger’s limbs to chair with straps.

Step 6: When evacuating down stairs, make sure the passenger always faces up the stairs.

 When evacuating down stairs, make sure the passenger always faces up the stairs.

Step 7: When evacuating up stairs, again, make sure that passenger faces up the stairs.

 When evacuating up stairs, again, make sure that passenger faces up the stairs.

Step 8: Lift front of chair and roll passenger out of the building and to safety.

 Lift front of chair and roll passenger out of the building and to safety.