Fire Safety, Emergency Preparedness

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Ready New York: My Emergency Plan

A downloadable workbook designed to assist New Yorkers with disabilities to create an emergency plan.

Fire Safety for Wheelchair Users at Work and at Home

United Spinal’s PDF guide on the evacuation protocol for wheelchair users.

Preparing for Disaster for People with Disabilities and other Special Needs

Red Cross and FEMA downloadable guide for people with disabilities for protecting yourself and your family against disaster strikes.

Preparing for Disaster During COVID-19

Redcross info graphic on preparing for disasters during COVID-19 pandemic.

Ready Campaign for Individuals with Disabilities

Ready is a National public service campaign designed to educate and empower the American people to prepare for, respond to and mitigate emergencies, including natural and man-made disasters. The goal of the campaign is to promote preparedness through public involvement.

Emergency Preparedness Trainings and Resources for People with Disabilities

The Research & Training Center on Independent Living produces a variety of educational materials to help people prepare for all hazards, and has investigated the results of disasters to lay a groundwork for more effective responses to new crises. Please visit the linked pages to learn more about these resources.

Prepare for Emergencies Now: Information for People with Disabilities

This guide provides tips which individuals with disabilities and others with access and functional needs, and the people who assist and support them, can take to prepare for emergencies before they happen.

Emergency Preparedness Publications & Resources

The Pacific ADA Center produces webinars, tip sheets, and podcasts to clarify disability and ADA issues in emergency preparedness and management. In addition, listed below are national, regional, and local resources and publications related to disability and emergency preparedness. Select the section below for more information.

Senior Fire Prevention Guide

This guide provides fire safety basics for seniors and their caregivers.

emPOWER MapExternal

is a tool to find electricity-dependent equipment claims at the U.S. state, territory, county, and zip code level. Over 2.5 million people rely upon electricity-dependent medical and assistive equipment.

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