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Emergency Evacuation

Evacuation Staging Areas

Evacuation drills are a key element of the Prairie State College Emergency Operations Plan. Planning, training, and drills are the best insurance for protecting everyone on campus, and your safety is one of our highest priorities.

View the description and locations of the emergency evacuation staging areas in PowerPoint (Download PowerPoint Viewer) or PDF format (Download Adobe Reader) .

For more information, contact Chief George Pfotenhauer at (708) 709-7834.

Emergency Evacuation Areas  (for assistance with evacuation)

Emergency Evacuation Areas are located in the north/east and south/east towers of the second, third, and fourth floors, and are marked with signs reading, "Emergency Evacuation Area." In the event of an emergency, each Emergency Evacuation Area is equipped with Emergency Evacuation Devices to assist students, faculty, or staff members with mobility concerns.

People with Mobility Issues

In the event of a fire or other unforeseen emergency, it is imperative to have evacuation information in place for assisting people in wheelchairs or with mobility issues. In view of this, please read the following information carefully.

The College owns six EvacuChairs, two for each floor of the main building. These specially-equipped chairs transport people across flat ground or maneuver down any stairway and are easy to use. Each chair is concealed in a beige metal cabinet, located next to a stairway in the following places:

  • 2nd Floor
    NE side - near Room 2150
    SE side - near Room 2106
  • 3rd Floor
    NE side - near Room 3136
    SE side - near Room 3290
  • 4th Floor
    NE side - near Room 4130
    SE side - near Room 4285

Each EvacuChair site also has a hanging sign denoting “Emergency Evacuation Area.”

In the event of a fire or other emergency, anyone in a wheelchair or with a mobility issue should go immediately to one of the EvacuChair sites and stay there. This is where emergency personnel will look for them. Please assist in directing anyone to one of these sites.