Skip to Main Content
Cedar Valley College
El Centro College
Mountain View College
North Lake College
Dallas Colleges Online
Apply & Register
Classes & Degrees
Paying for College
Services & Resources
Emergency Management Resources
Emergency Procedures Guide
Follow instructions from the College Emergency Response Team (CERT) members and/or first responders.
If it is safe to do so, take your personal belongings and put away sensitive material. Position all items you will take with you so they are secure but quickly accessible.
Remember – No personal property or location property is worth risking your safety or life.
After asking, assist staff or visitors with mobility issues who may need assistance.
Keep in mind that you might have to evacuate on foot in certain emergency situations (example: tanker fire blocking a road).
Evacuation at Locations With Multiple Floors
During evacuations, the fire department currently advises people not to carry individuals with disabilities downstairs, and, of course, never use an elevator during a fire.
Attempt a rescue evacuation
if you have had evacuation rescue training or the person is in
life-threatening danger and cannot wait for professional assistance.
Always ask someone with a disability how you can help and their
attempting any rescue technique or giving assistance. Ask how he or she can best be assisted or moved, and whether there are any special considerations or items that need to come with the person.
In an evacuation from upper floors, if the elevators are unavailable (example: fire), the fire department recommends that you assist people with physical disabilities to the nearest accessible fire-rated stairwell, preferably near elevators, so first responders can override the elevator’s fire-mode if it is safe to do so. Choose a visible spot out of the traffic flow.
If unable to exit a floor during a fire, in most buildings, inside a fire-rated stairwell is the place to wait for first responders.
Immediately send someone or go down the stairs and locate a first responder or CERT member who can relay the information to the Incident Commander, who will then dispatch first responders to the individual’s location.
The fire department states that well-meaning individuals may cause injury or death to themselves or to their disabled friend if they attempt an untrained rescue.
Page Content 2
Chemical, Biological or Radiological Incident
Emergency Procedures Guide
Emotional Health and Concerning Behavior
In All Emergencies
Intruder Lockdowns and Violent Criminal Behavior
Police Activity Lockdown
Reporting a Crime
Reporting Safety Issues
Unauthorized and/or Suspicious People
Weapon at Location
Business and Community
Policy & Procedure
Doing Business with DCCCD
Jobs & Human Resources
Comments & Concerns
Report Sexual Assault &
Other Sexual Misconduct
3939 Valley View Lane
Farmers Branch, TX 75244
, Part of the
Dallas County Community College District
Privacy & Security Policy Commitment
About This Website