Persons with Disabilities

EMERGENCY EVACUATION GUIDELINES FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES

Central Piedmont Community College has established an Emergency Evacuation Plan to minimize and prevent injury and property damage on all campuses, which encompasses all buildings, parking lots and decks and the immediate outside areas. If you are person with a disability, it is important that you plan ahead for emergencies. Please become familiar with the evacuation plans for your area. The following guide has a number of measures to provide for your protection, should an evacuation notice be given for your building.

PERSONS USING WHEELCHAIRS:
If you are on a ground floor, you may not need assistance exiting the building. Proceed to the designated assembly area to wait for instructions on when the building may safely be reentered.
If you are located in a multi-level building, exit to the nearest fire safe stairwell or elevator lobby with fire safe doors separating the lobby from the incident. Ask for assistance. Contact Security at (704) 330-6911 or have someone let Security know where you are located in the building.

PERSONS WITH MOBILITY IMPAIRMENTS:
These individuals may use crutches, canes or walkers. Ask for assistance. If you are unable to use stairs, follow the procedure for persons using wheelchairs (see above).

PERSONS WHO ARE DEAF OR HARD OF HEARING:
Most buildings are equipped with visual fire alarm systems.
Be familiar with the evacuation route in your building before an incident occurs.
Ask for assistance by writing a note or using hand gestures.

PERSONS WHO ARE BLIND OR VISUALLY IMPAIRED:
Most buildings are equipped with audio fire alarm systems.
Ask for assistance evacuating and let the person know how to assist you.
If you have a guide dog, instruct the person on how to assist you.



For Questions or Concerns, please contact the Disabilities Services Office at:

(704) 330-6621 (voice)
(704) 330- (TTY)