Public Safety a partner in NYC Emergency Management Public Safety a partner in NYC Emergency Management by Rafael Nunez — last modified Sep 27, 2017
York College Public Safety Department is now a member of NYC Emergency Management Partners in Preparedness program. NYCEM plans and prepares for emergencies, educates the public about preparedness, coordinates response and recovery, and collects and disseminates emergency information.

NYC Emergency Management Partners in Preparedness 2016

Evacuating Disabled Persons

Each Campus building has designated areas of assembly for disabled persons for evacuation in an emergency situation.

Techniques for evacuating disabled persons vary with the nature of the disability. If a person with a disability cannot evacuate, they should be moved to a designated enclosed fire stairwell that is a good distance away from the hazard.

Evacuation Assembly Areas for Disabled Persons

Designated disabled emergency evacuation areas have been established and are clearly marked "Disabled Staging Area" in the following locations.

A-Core Building:

  • Lower Level -LB Corridor Inside Stair #7 and LF Corridor Inside Stair #4
  • 1st Floor - 1D Corridor in Front of Cafeteria (Handicap Ramp Situated at Liberty Ave entrance/exit on 1st floors)
  • 2nd Floor - 2D Corridor in Stairwell #2
  • 3rd Floor - 3D Corridor Next to Stair #2, 3F Corridor Next to Stair #3 and Inside of Library Next to Stair #9. 3H Corridor next to Stair #11
  • 4th Floor - 4F Corridor Next to Stair #3 and 4M Corridor Next to Stair #8

Classroom Building:

  • Stairway adjacent to the elevator.

Science Building:

  • Stairway adjacent to the elevator.
  • Lower Level Exit to Evans Road

HPE Building:

  • Lower Level Exit to South Field

Public Safety maintains class schedules and office locations of all disabled students who may require assistance when evacuating. Public Safety Officers will check these locations along with the "Disabled Staging Area11 during evacuations.

Always ask a disabled person how you can help before giving emergency evacuation assistance. Ask how they can best be assisted or moved, and if there are any special considerations or items that need to come with them.

  • For persons with mobility impairments, it may be necessary to help clear the exit route of debris, if possible.
  • For persons with a visual disability, give verbal instructions while assisting in an evacuation. Do not grasp a visually impaired person's arm. Ask if he or she would like to hold your arm as you exit, especially in crowds or debris-covered areas.
  • For persons with auditory disabilities, get the attention of the person by touch or eye contact. Gestures and pointing are helpful, but be prepared to write a brief statement if that person does not seem to understand.
  • Do not use elevators unless authorized by FDNY personnel.
  • Do not attempt a rescue evacuation unless you had rescue training or the person is in immediate danger and cannot wait for professional assistance.
Evacuation Assembly Areas Sign