Cal Poly Pomona now has 21 emergency evacuation chairs in multi-story buildings on campus. The Office of Emergency Management, in the Department of Institutional Risk, recently acquired and installed 19 new chairs.
What are emergency evacuation chairs?
The chairs are used during an emergency to evacuate individuals who may have a permanent or temporary mobility impairment. Another individual would assist during an emergency by operating the chair, which does not require heavy lifting or extensive training.
What is the purpose of these new emergency evacuation chairs and why should I use them?
In the event of an emergency such as an earthquake or a fire, elevators should not be used and people with a disability or who are injured may become trapped. The evacuation chair is the perfect solution; it is a lightweight and easy-to-use device that glides effortlessly down stairways to facilitate the quick and safe evacuation of people who have a mobility impairment.
Where can I get more information about the evacuation chairs and how to use them?
How can I receive hands-on training on using the emergency evacuation chairs?
Contact the Office of Emergency Management at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 909-869-4697.
Are the chairs secured from tampering or theft potential?
Yes, the chairs have a mobile security device/alarm attached to them, which prevents tampering or theft. They should only be utilized in an emergency situation.
Where are the evacuation chairs located on campus?
The chairs are placed in multi-story buildings on campus, with a bright yellow cover to protect them from exposure to the environmental elements. Contact the Office of Emergency Management at email@example.com or call 909-869-4697 for a current list of emergency evacuation chair locations on campus.