Webinar: Fire Preparedness and Post-Disaster Accessibility Issues in the Home

Posted by Reeve Staff in Daily Dose on September 05, 2016

From our friends at the Administration for Community Living (ACL):

The NIDILRR-funded Pacific ADA Regional Center will host a webinar, FEMA Promising Practices: Fire Preparedness and Post-Disaster Accessibility Issues in the Home, September 8th, 2:30-4pm ET. This webinar will have two presentations that look at preparedness and accessibility issues in the home, including selecting and installing smoke alarms and alert systems that meet the needs of people with disabilities. The webinar will also cover issues of access and universal design in post-disaster recovery and rebuilding. Registration is free and required. Previous FEMA Promising Practices webinars are available in the archive.

September is National Preparedness Month. Throughout the month, ACL will highlight the importance of including people with disabilities and older adults in all aspects of emergency planning.

This project was supported, in part, by grant number 90PRRC0002, from the U.S. Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. 20201. Grantees undertaking projects under government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions. Points of view or opinions do not, therefore, necessarily represent official Administration for Community Living policy.