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Update: New evacuation chairs across campus

Through continuous fire safety improvement work, the University has installed 25 evacuation chairs across our campuses, with a further 17 chairs on order. An evacuation chair is a specially-designed folding chair - in the event of a fire, it can be used to transport students, staff and visitors who require assistance.

This new provision will mean that Warwick's Security team and fire wardens have the tools to efficiently evacuate people who require assistance.

Next steps

Heads of departments will be required to ensure they have suitably trained fire wardens so that the evacuation chairs can be properly used. Find out more about evacuation chair training and use.

The more prepared we all are for the event of fire, the more effective our response will be. If you have any queries about evacuation chairs, please contact

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