Emergency Evacuations

Emergency Evacuation for Individuals with Mobility Impairments or Special Needs

 Emergency Evacuation Plan

In the event you smell smoke, see fire or the fire alarm activates, Don't assume it’s a drill.  Treat every alarm seriously.

       A.   Do not attempt to extinguish any fires. Remain calm.

       B.   Contact University Police by cell phone at 315.312.5555 or at x5555 from any campus phone giving the following information:

  • Your name
  • Name of the building
  • Location and type of Emergency (i.e. MedicalL or Fire)

      C.  Activate the nearest Fire Alarm Pull Station.

      D  Exit the building Immediately using stairwells.

  • Never use the elevators 
  • Close and secure all doors behind you

      E.  Proceed to your designated Evacuation Assembly area quietly and follow directions issued by emergency responders.

      F.   Notify Emergency Responders of any disabled, trapped or injured occupants.

      G.  Never re-enter the building unless directed to by the Emergency Responders.


      2.     Fire Drill Procedure

During fire drills, emergency evacuations will be identical to the Emergency Evacuation Plan, with the exception of persons with special needs may be advised to remain in the building in the event there is a delay with the emergency responders or appropriate equipment.

       3.   Non-Emergency Evacuation Procedure

 If a person with special needs requires evacuation during a ‘Non-Emergency’ situation (i.e., a power failure or elevator shut down), they may call University Police at 315.312.5555 or x5555 from any campus phone.  University Police may summon the assistance of the City of Oswego, Town of Oswego Fire Department or Menter Ambulance Service to assist with any evacuation.

 All students who have identified themselves as having special needs will be informed of emergency evacuation procedures by the Office of Disability Services at the beginning of each academic year and periodically throughout the academic year as new individuals are identified periodically throughout the academic year as new individuals are identified.