Emergencies and disasters can occur at any time and with little notice. Stanford community members with disabilities should prepare for emergencies now by developing a personal emergency evacuation plan. Likewise, supervisors, managers and emergency coordinators may have staff, faculty or students with disabilities, or who need special assistance in their departments, areas or buildings. Prior to an emergency, supervisors, managers and emergency coordinators should take the time to consider those with special needs when developing an evacuation plan.
Resources pertaining to evacuation planning and preparedness for persons with disabilities:
- Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) provides information, planning resources and publications.
- National Organization on Disability has information on emergency preparedness.
- The Office of Disability Employment (ODEP) provides information on disability programs, including emergency preparedness.