Despite the City of Cripple Creek’s best planning, emergencies do happen. With the following guidelines, the City of Cripple Creek is attempting to make an emergency as safe as possible for passengers and the driver.

  1. The driver should be prepared to evacuate the vehicle in emergency situations such as but not limited to a fire on the vehicle, a fuel leak, and a situation in which the vehicle is in an unsafe position.
  2. The driver should be prepared to evacuate the vehicle in the event evacuation orders are given to the driver by City of Cripple Creek management, or law enforcement agencies.
  3. Remain calm, and attempt to keep the passengers calm.
  4. If possible, pull the vehicle out of the traffic stream.
  5. Turn on the emergency flashers.
  6. Turn off the engine and set the parking brake.
  7. Immediately evacuate your passengers (Remember you are in charge until relieved by appropriate law enforcement officers.)
    1. Open all doors.
    2. Do not perform any evacuation procedure that will cause you injury.
    3. Instruct all passengers to release their belts or restraints. Passengers who are fully mobile and uninjured may assist non-mobile passengers to release their belts.
    4. Use the most usable exit.
    5. Assist ambulatory passengers first. Passengers who can self-evacuate may assist others from the ground.
    6. Verify that all passengers have been evacuated and move them a safe distance from the vehicle and other traffic.
  8. Make certain to take your cell phone with you.
  9. Do not attempt to fight a vehicle fire under any circumstances.
  10. Collect emergency information on passengers including names, health status, and name/number of emergency contact.
  11. Notify City of Cripple Creek management giving your name, exact location, description of emergency, number and status of passengers.
  12. If possible, once evacuated passengers have been contained and dispatch notified, place emergency warning devices such as reflectors, triangles, or flares.
  13. Keep passengers calm.
  14. Do not re-board the vehicle.
  15. Cooperate with rescuers and emergency personnel.