As a part of a facilitys emergency plans training

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Unformatted text preview: s imminent, the individual should wait until the heavy traffic has cleared before 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.

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