Buddy System is an installation based on Rutgers University's emergency procedures for disabled people, specifically as they relate to the Civic Square Building used by Mason Gross School of the Arts.
"BUDDY SYSTEM" OPTION
During the first week of classes or employment, make acquaintances with fellow students, residents, class members, or office workers. Inform them of any special assistance that may be required in the event of a fire alarm (i.e., hearing the alarm, guidance during evacuation, etc.)
When the fire alarm sounds, the "Buddy" (or assistant) will make sure of the location of the person with a disability, then go outside and inform emergency personnel that a person in that location needs assistance in leaving the building. Emergency personnel will then enter the building and evacuate that person.
-- Evacuation of Individuals with Physical Disabilities, Rutgers University Institutional Planning and Operations