Emergency Evacuation Planning Guide for People with Disabilities

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You can download this planning guide by clicking here or on the above graphic. 

“General advice about major disasters says each of us will very likely need to take care of ourselves for the first 24 to 72 hours. The former chair of the National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) Disability Access and Review Committee said ‘Every one of us should be prepared to take some responsibility for our own safety regardless of our circumstances.’

“To that end, the NFPA has created the Emergency Evacuation Planning Guide for People with Disabilities which provides assistance to people with disabilities, their employers, building owners and managers, and others as they develop emergency evacuation plans that integrate the needs of people with disabilities. This guidance can be used in all buildings, whether old or new.”

There’s a Webinar about this Planning Guide on October 13; register here.

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