Emergency Buddy Program
The Emergency Buddy Program can greatly reduce the risk associated with the evacuation of persons with an impairment. Anybody with such conditions should be made aware of the Emergency Buddy Program — however, individuals are ultimately in charge of their own personal safety.
The Emergency Buddy Program ensures that emergency response teams are made aware of the location of a person with an impairment. The emergency buddy assists a person with an impairment to the nearest safe emergency exit and waits until the emergency response team can assist in evacuation. The person’s name, location, and any evacuation requirements can also be passed on to the emergency response team via another evacuating occupant.
For a summary of the Emergency Buddy Program, click here:
For detailed information, instructions and responsibilities associated with the Emergency Buddy Program, review the Booklet here: