Area of Rescue Assistance

  • If you cannot use the stairs, go to an Area of Rescue Assistance located near most stairwells. Areas of Rescue Assistance are marked on your Emergency Egress Maps.
  • If there is an Emergency Coordinator on your floor he/she will check the Area of Rescue Assistance before leaving the floor. If there is not an Emergency Coordinator on your floor ask those leaving the building to report your position to the Emergency Coordinators at the Rally Point or call Campus Police Dispatch by dialing 512-223-7999.
  • Emergency Coordinators wear a vest that looks like this:

  • The Emergency Coordinator will radio to the Campus Manager and confirm that your location is known.
  • If possible, he/she will get a time estimate for the arrival of the Fire Department and share that information with you.
  • The Fire Department makes rescue their first priority when they arrive on site.
  • The Fire Department will determine if it is safe to use the elevator or they will provide any necessary assistance in descending the stairs.
  • The Emergency Coordinator will stay with you if possible and will provide updates as they are available.
  • If your position becomes unsafe, or any time that the stairs are substantially clear of traffic, move onto the stairwell landing to wait for rescue assistance from the Fire Department. Make sure the stairwell doors are properly closed. The stairwell is constructed to resist fire for at least one hour.