The University of Arizona


Risk Management Services

Evacuation of Disabled Persons

Specific Emergency Procedures

Emergency Procedures – Main Page

These guidelines for the evacuation of disabled persons from university buildings have been endorsed by the Department of Risk Management Services, University Police Department, Tucson Fire Department, Disability Resource Center, Residence Life, and the ADA/504 Officer. They are general guidelines to address most evacuation scenarios.


Emergency Situations

If a person with a disability is able to exit the building without use of the elevator, then evacuation should follow the appropriate route out of the building. If exit from the building is only possible by use of the elevator, follow the procedures outlined below:

Non-Emergency Situations

Persons with a disability who need assistance leaving a building in a non-emergency situation (elevator outage, etc.) should follow the procedures outlined below: