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The information on this page is intended for anyone who may need special assistance in taking the individual safety actions described in the Auburn University emergency guidelines. Whether you have a disability, functional needs, medical condition, or an injury that impacts your mobility, sight or hearing, you may need to make alternate plans or get extra assistance in an emergency.
The individual actions described in the hazard-specific emergency guidelines to the left still apply, but the execution may need to be altered to account for your circumstances. No one set of guidelines can cover every emergency condition or every individual’s needs. Please consider the following recommendations.
If you are unable to evacuate:
Consider finding a coworker or classmate (or multiple people) to assist you during an emergency. Some safety needs specific to your circumstances can be considered in advance, such as:
How will you know that there is an emergency?
How will you evacuate?
Where will you go if you can’t evacuate?
What special needs might you need to consider if you can’t evacuate?
Areas of Refuge are areas specifically designed to assist with rescue of individuals who cannot safely evacuate a building. They are designed into all new campus buildings with three or more stories. These areas are usually located at stairwell landings and are clearly marked with signage. Areas of Refuge also have a two-way communication panel to allow individuals to communicate directly with emergency responders.
Last Updated: Mar. 18, 2015