Serving Students with Disabilities
Emergency Evacuation Procedures


Individuals with disabilities may have special needs in emergency situations. The best way for students with disabilities to ensure that they are safe on campus is to plan ahead, taking into account their own needs and limitations. The University of California, Davis has a comprehensive system for emergency planning. Under this system, each Department has an emergency plan, including a building evacuation plan, and a safety coordinator charged with implementing that plan.

During classes, students with disabilities can usually rely on their professors and peers to notify them of or assist them with an emergency evacuation. If you will be spending time alone in a particular building on a regular basis, you should contact the safety coordinator responsible for that area to discuss your needs. You can find a list of the safety coordinators and the departments they serve at http://planit.ucdavis.edu/howto/RegionRespon/SClist.html.

As part of their training, the safety coordinators are given guidelines on how to assist individuals with disabilities during an evacuation (see UC Davis SafetyNET for the information provided to the safety coordinators). In some circumstances, it will not be safe for the safety coordinator or others to evacuate an individual with a disability. In those circumstances, the coordinators will notify emergency personnel of the individual's location and need for assistance.

Campus Emergency Phones
There are emergency phones and call boxes placed throughout campus, usually on poles with blue lights on the top. For all of those phones, the emergency response system is activated simply by lifting the receiver. Emergency personnel will be sent to the phone's location immediately, even if the person activating the phone does not speak.

Elevator Emergency Systems
Each elevator on campus has an alarm system. Some have only an alarm button, with no two-way communication. If that alarm is activated, the emergency response system will send emergency personnel to the elevator. Some elevators have telephones or speakers. In those elevators, the emergency response system is alerted when the receiver is lifted or the speaker button is pushed. As with the campus emergency phones, emergency personnel will be sent even if the person activating the system does not speak.

Visual Alarms
Many buildings on the UC Davis campus are equipped with visual alarms (flashing lights) that are activated with the building's fire alarm. The following buildings are equipped with visual alarms:

  1. ACADEMIC SURGE

  2. ANTENNA FARM (Microwave Facility)

  3. ART STUDIO (ANNEX)

  4. BAINER

  5. ALUMNI CENTER

  6. CARU MODULAR

  7. DATA CENTER

  8. CROCKER ANNEXX

  9. CROSS CULTURAL CENTER

  10. CENTER FOR COMPARATIVE MEDICINE

  11. CREATIVE COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES - Chiles Road

  12. DUTTON HALL

  13. ENGINEERING UNIT 2

  14. EUIII (Walker replacement)

  15. ENOLOGY

  16. ENVIRONMENTAL HORT

  17. ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

  18. FOOD, SCIENCE &TECHNOLOGY

  19. FPMS LAB&OFC

  20. FREEBORN HALL

  21. GOULD BOWLEY

  22. GROWTH CHAMBER

  23. HART HALL

  24. KERR HALL

  25. LIFE SCIENCES

  26. MADDY LAB

  27. MED SCI C

  28. MINI CENTER

  29. MU BOOKSTORE

  30. MU COFFEE HOUSE

  31. MU TOWER & SW AREA

  32. MUSIC BUILDING

  33. MRAK

  34. NET 21 TRAILER

  35. NORTH HALL

  36. OLSON

  37. PLANT ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

  38. PRIMATE NEW ANIMAL WING

  39. PRIMATE QUARANTINE

  40. REC POOL LODGE

  41. ROESSLER HALL

  42. SHIELDS EAST AND WEST

  43. SILO

  44. SILO EXPANSION

  45. SOCIAL SCIENCES

  46. SOUTH HALL

  47. SURGE 3

  48. SWINE FACILITY

  49. TES (Thermal Chiller Plant)

  50. TB 206

  51. TB 207

  52. TUPPER HALL

  53. VOORHIES HALL

  54. WELLMAN HALL

  55. WESTERN CENTER FOR AG.

  56. WASTE WATERTREATMENT PLANT

  57. WYATT

  58. MEYER HALL

  59. Castillian North

  60. Castillian South

  61. Oxford DC

  62. Webster

  63. Emerson

  64. Bixby

  65. Gilmore

  66. Malcolm

  67. Ryerson

  68. Colleges at La Rue

  69. Primero Grove

  70. Thoreau

  71. Tercero Dining Commons

  72. Housing Admin.

  73. 1633 Da Vinci Ct.

  74. 1632 Da Vinci Ct.

  75. 3rd & A st.

  76. 1544 Newton

  77. 1515 Newton

  78. South Parking Structure

  79. Quad Parking Structure

  80. La Rue Atrium Apartments

  81. Parkway Fraternities & Sorority

  82. Parkway Circle Co-Ops

  83. 50 Atrium

  84. Schalm Hall

  85. Physical Plant

 

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