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attempting the stairs, to avoid being jostled by persons trying to evacuate. If there is no
immediate danger (detectable smoke, fire, or unusual odor), the person with a disability may
choose to stay in a pre-determined area of refuge, until emergency personnel arrive and
determine if evacuation is necessary. • Hearing Impaired: Most buildings are equipped with fire alarm strobe lights. Persons with
hearing impairments may not hear audio emergency alarms and will need to be alerted in
case of emergencies.
Reasonable accommodations for persons with hearing impairments may be met by modifying
the building fire alarm system, particularly for occupants who spend most of their day in one
location. Persons needing such accommodation should contact their ADA Coordinator for
assistance. $, FIRE AND LIFE SAFETY PROGRAM • Visually Impaired: Most people with a visual impairment will be familiar with their immediate
surroundings and frequently traveled routes. Since the emergency evacuation route is likely
different from their commonly traveled route, persons who are visually impaired may need
assistance in evacuating. An evacuation assistant should offer their elbow to the individual
with a visual impairment and guide him or her through the evacuation route. During the
evacuation, the assistant should communicate as necessary to assure safe evacuation. Fire Safety Plans
Fire Safety Plans differ from Evacuation plans in that they include information regarding identification,
assignment, and training of personnel to mitigate fire hazards and/or the spread of fire. Occupancies
that require Emergency Evacuation Plans also require Fire Safety Plans, which include:
• Procedures for reporting a fire or other emergency
The life safety strategy and procedures for notifying, relocating, or evacuating occupants
Site plans showing emergency evacuation occupant assembly point(s), location of fire
hydrants, and normal routes for fire department vehicle...
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This note was uploaded on 04/06/2014 for the course MOS 5101 taught by Professor Dr.baumgardner during the Fall '13 term at Columbia Southern University, Orange Beach.
- Fall '13