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Fire Safety for Wheelchair Users at Work and at Home

Description:

The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that there are more than 21.2 million people who have mobility impairments. By understanding their special evacuation needs, people with mobility impairments and first responders can improve their chances of evacuating their workplace or home safely. This brochure will emphasize the evacuation protocol for wheelchair users from these two areas.
This brochure was written for:
  • Persons who use wheelchairs or who have other mobility impairments
  • Fire, safety, and building code officials
  • Emergency plan coordinators
  • Building owners and managers
  • Employers and supervisors
  • Office fire marshals

Toolkit:

EQUIPh Toolkit

Keyword Area:

All-Hazards, Disability, Natural Disaster, Vulnerable Populations

Jurisdiction:

Institutional Author:

United Spinal Association

Submitted:

10/18/2011

Modified:

04/15/2014

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