University of Mary Hardin-Baylor Employee Handbook

Personnel Responsibility in Emergency Evacuation Procedures

During an evacuation, if you are aware of a person with a disability being in the area, you should advise responding emergency personnel of the presence of that person and, if possible, give their name, the nature of the disability, and their location within the building. If there are no emergency response personnel in the immediate area, locate the nearest telephone and call “911.” Report the nature of the emergency, the name and location of the person and, if known, the type of disability.

Elevators should not be used to transport a person with a disability unless accompanied by emergency response personnel.

The choice to remain in an area to assist a person during an evacuation is a voluntary decision, not a College requirement.