Evacuations will be directed by ACES / CCERT team members, District Police, Maintenance and/or college administrative staff. Follow directions closely. Building evacuation routes are posted in hallways of all multi-story buildings. Assembly areas will be directed based on the nature of the emergency or threat, please follow instructions carefully.
Evacuation Preparedness for Disabled Students
Staff shall make every effort to follow guidelines concerning disabled students who are attending class at the time of an emergency situation.
Tell the student the nature of the emergency; guide him/her to emergency exit; inform the student where you are and advise of any obstacles. After reaching the safety area, orient the student to where he/she is and ask if further help is needed.
The student may not perceive emergency sound alarms and an alternate warning technique is necessary. One suggestion is to turn the light switch on and off to gain attention, then indicate on the chalkboard or by written note what the emergency is and the nearest evacuation route.
Student Using Crutches, Canes, or Walkers
These students should be treated as if they were injured for evacuation purposes. Carrying techniques include using a two-person lock arm position or having the person sit in a sturdy chair, preferably one with arms.
Some have minimal ability to move and lifting them may be dangerous to their well-being. Consult with the student about being removed from the wheelchair. In any event, determine:
The number of people necessary for assistance.
Whether to bend extremities when lifting due to pain, catheter, leg bags, spasticity, braces, etc.
Whether to carry forward or backward on a flight of stairs. Some may have no upper trunk or neck strength.
The following items are guidelines to be considered during evacuation of non-ambulatory persons:
Wheelchairs have movable parts which are not constructed to withstand the stress of lifting(e.g. foot plates, arm rests, wheels and leg rests).
If seat belt is attached to wheelchair, secure the person in the chair.
Emergency devices for moving disabled persons on stairs have been provided in multi-story buildings – please see the area staff for location and proper use.
If required, the campus can be evacuated by order of the college administrative staff, District Police, or the Director of the Emergency Operations Center to deal with a threat or emergency situation. If directed, ACES / CCERT team members, District Police and/or Maintenance personnel will work their way through all campus buildings and spaces. They will also share the nature of the threat, recommended evacuation routes or assembly areas and suggest protective measures. Pay careful attention and follow instructions.
Shelter in Place
Lock and barricade classroom or office doors. Silence cell phones. Hide behind large objects. Remain very quiet.
Best place to shelter would be:
Away from the shooter’s view.
Provide concealment and cover.
Understand it may restrict your movement.
Could be locked or secured.
Remain there until released by District Police.