Emergency Evacuation Procedures

Individuals with disabilities may have special needs in emergency situations. The best way for students with disabilities to ensure that they are safe on campus is to plan ahead, taking into account their own needs and limitations. The University of California, Davis has a comprehensive system for emergency planning. Under this system, each Department has an emergency plan, including a building evacuation plan, and a safety coordinator charged with implementing that plan.

During classes, students with disabilities can usually rely on their professors and peers to notify them of or assist them with an emergency evacuation. If you will be spending time alone in a particular building on a regular basis, you should contact the safety coordinator responsible for that area to discuss your needs. You can find a list of the safety coordinators and the departments they serve at http://safetyapps.ucdavis.edu/EHS/dsc/index.cfm.

As part of their training, the safety coordinators are given guidelines on how to assist individuals with disabilities during an evacuation. In some circumstances, it will not be safe for the safety coordinator or others to evacuate an individual with a disability. In those circumstances, the coordinators will notify emergency personnel of the individual's location and need for assistance.

Campus Emergency Phones

There are emergency phones and call boxes placed throughout campus, usually on poles with blue lights on the top. For all of those phones, the emergency response system is activated simply by lifting the receiver. Emergency personnel will be sent to the phone's location immediately, even if the person activating the phone does not speak.

Elevator Emergency Systems

Each elevator on campus has an alarm system. Some have only an alarm button, with no two-way communication. If that alarm is activated, the emergency response system will send emergency personnel to the elevator. Some elevators have telephones or speakers. In those elevators, the emergency response system is alerted when the receiver is lifted or the speaker button is pushed. As with the campus emergency phones, emergency personnel will be sent even if the person activating the system does not speak.

Visual Alarms

Many buildings on the UC Davis campus are equipped with visual alarms (flashing lights) that are activated with the building's fire alarm. The following buildings are equipped with visual alarms:

  1. ACADEMIC SURGE
  2. ANTENNA FARM (Microwave Facility)
  3. ART STUDIO (ANNEX)
  4. BAINER
  5. ALUMNI CENTER
  6. CARU MODULAR
  7. DATA CENTER
  8. CROCKER ANNEXX
  9. CROSS CULTURAL CENTER
  10. CENTER FOR COMPARATIVE MEDICINE
  11. CREATIVE COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES - Chiles Road
  12. DUTTON HALL
  13. ENGINEERING UNIT 2
  14. EUIII (Walker replacement)
  15. ENOLOGY
  16. ENVIRONMENTAL HORT
  17. ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES
  18. FOOD, SCIENCE &TECHNOLOGY
  19. FPMS LAB&OFC
  20. FREEBORN HALL
  21. GOULD BOWLEY
  22. GROWTH CHAMBER
  23. HART HALL
  24. KERR HALL
  25. LIFE SCIENCES
  26. MADDY LAB
  27. MED SCI C
  28. MINI CENTER
  29. MU BOOKSTORE
  30. MU COFFEE HOUSE
  31. MU TOWER & SW AREA
  32. MUSIC BUILDING
  33. MRAK
  34. NET 21 TRAILER
  35. NORTH HALL
  36. OLSON
  37. PLANT ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES
  38. PRIMATE NEW ANIMAL WING
  39. PRIMATE QUARANTINE
  40. REC POOL LODGE
  41. ROESSLER HALL
  42. SHIELDS EAST AND WEST
  43. SILO
  1. SILO EXPANSION
  2. SOCIAL SCIENCES
  3. SOUTH HALL
  4. SURGE 3
  5. SWINE FACILITY
  6. TES (Thermal Chiller Plant)
  7. TB 206
  8. TB 207
  9. TUPPER HALL
  10. VOORHIES HALL
  11. WELLMAN HALL
  12. WESTERN CENTER FOR AG.
  13. WASTE WATERTREATMENT PLANT
  14. WYATT
  15. MEYER HALL
  16. Castillian North
  17. Castillian South
  18. Oxford DC
  19. Webster
  20. Emerson
  21. Bixby
  22. Gilmore
  23. Malcolm
  24. Ryerson
  25. Colleges at La Rue
  26. Primero Grove
  27. Thoreau
  28. Tercero Dining Commons
  29. Housing Admin.
  30. 1633 Da Vinci Ct.
  31. 1632 Da Vinci Ct.
  32. 3rd & A st.
  33. 1544 Newton
  34. 1515 Newton
  35. South Parking Structure
  36. Quad Parking Structure
  37. La Rue Atrium Apartments
  38. Parkway Fraternities & Sorority
  39. Parkway Circle Co-Ops
  40. 50 Atrium
  41. Schalm Hall
  42. Physical Plant