Evacuation and Safety Plans

Self Evaluation Work Plan


This section concerns emergency and evacuation plans and resources, as well as best practices for evacuating people with disabilities.


Confirm that there is a Building Emergency Action Plan Safety Plan, and adequate evacuation chairs, for the building(s) where your employees work. Ensure employees have information on accessible evacuation route, designated waiting areas, and best practice for evacuation of disabled people. 
Confirm that Emergency Evacuation Chair Cabinets contain the chair.
Ensure your employees are aware that they can schedule with DAC to have a personalized Emergency Evacuation Consultation if they are disabled. Remind employees when the Disability Self-Identification Emergency Evacuation Questionnaire is released twice a year, and encourage participation.  


Leads should take the training themselves, then assign it to those employees in their unit for whom they believe it is relevant. Assigning to all employees is recommended. Any processes, procedures or protocols recommended for development in the training should be created. 

 Evacuation and Safety Plans Training

Additional Resources

Pacific ADA Center - Emergency Preparedness Publications & Resources(link is external)

Autism and First Responders: Seeing Beyond the Smoke Video(link is external)- Temple University Institute on Disabilities

Disaster Resources for People with Disabilities and Others with Access and Functional Needs, Emergency Managers & Planners & Disability-focused Organizations(link is external)- Website

Emergency Evacuation Planning Guide for People with Disabilities(link is external)- National Fire Protection Association

Fire Safety for Wheelchair Users at Work and at Home(link is external)- United Spinal Association

ADA.gov, ADA Best Practices Tool Kit for State and Local Governments. Title II Checklist (Emergency Management)(link is external)

FEMA/American Red Cross: Preparing for Disaster for People with Disabilities and Other Special Needs