How to Prepare for an Emergency or Disaster for People with Disabilities and How to Get Help in the Aftermath
Published by New Horizons Un-Limited
This guide, written by New Horizons Un-Limited staff, provides information on how to prepare for an emergency or natural disaster for people with disabilities, safety during the disaster, how to get help and who to turn to during and in the aftermath of the disaster. Many of the resources are general disaster resources.
This guide, written by New Horizons Un-Limited staff, provides information on how to assist in an emergency or disaster concerning people with disabilities, including providing assistance through disaster relief organizations serving people with disabilities, safe ways to give, tax exemtion on giving and tips on giving for national or international disaster relief
This guide is written by NHU staff as part of the curriculum for our Access Technology Initiative Computer Training and Workshops.
This guide is written by our staff at New Horizons Un-Limited. Practicing safety begins in the home. People with disabilities often face challenges in balance, mobility, hearing, vision, and endurance that can affect their ability to live independently in the home. Keeping your home safe becomes even more important when faced with these challenges. Falls can cause broken bones or have an effect on your health that can lead to losing your ability to live independently. As there are many people and caregivers that face this issue, we are including this guide in the hope it will benefit our readers.
This guide is written by our staff at New Horizons Un-Limited. Stay safe and warm this winter with these tips.Back to Top
This guide is published by the American Redcross and offers specific advice for people with disabilities on the prevention of carbon monoxide poison.
This article is written by Douglas Lathrop, Mainstream Magazine, November, 1994. Although some individuals with disabilities may be better prepared in an emergency, others may not. The article discusses some of the challenges people with disabilities may face in an emergency such as failure of electrical power, which has serious and possibly dangerous repercussions for those dependant on motorized wheelchairs, respirators, and other pieces of equipment, the inaccessibility of shelters, and how to best help oneself in a disastor.
This guide is by June Isaacson Kailes and is developed at the Center for Disability Issues and the Health Professions (CDIHP) at Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, California, announces a 36 page guide to help people with disabilities be better prepared for large or small-scale emergencies. The guide's focus helps people with disabilities take responsibility for their own safety during emergencies and evacuations and work effectively with first responders.
by Carl T. Cameron, Ph.D. (1999) Inclusion Incorporated (Microsoft Word Document) this article includes suggestions for personnel involved in emergency planning for people with disabilities and identifying them, what is required to meet their needs in an emergency and what to do.
by the Disability Preparedness Center, Washington, DC, this guide is for the individual with disabilities to get started on protecting oneself in ones workplace. This guide includes a checklist of getting information, planning and preparing for an emergency in the workplace.
by the Disability Preparedness Center, Washington, DC, this guide is for the individual with disabilities to get started on protecting oneself in ones own home. This guide includes a checklist of getting information, planning and preparing for an emergency at home.
Fire Safety Tips for People with Disabilities
This guide published by Quest Magazine of the Muscular Dystrophy Association provides some ideas for fire safety. A feature in this article is about developing an accessible fire extinguisher.
FCC and FEMA: Have constructed an article "How to Communicate Before, During and After a Major Disaster" that gives some precautions to use before a disaster. They list precautions and how to prepare your home phone and or cell phone. They list precautions and suggestions on how to reach family members, friends, and emergency services.
The National Organization on Disability (NOD) as part of its Emergency Preparedness Initiative has published a guide on the key disability issues for officials and experts responsible for emergency planning in communities. Emergency management professionals may receive up to three free copies of the Guide. Other requests may include charges for shipping and handling. Requests should be made by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or by fax to (202) 530-0727.
To be better prepared as a nation, we all must do our part to plan for disasters. All individuals, with or without disabilities, can decrease the impact of a disaster by taking steps to prepare BEFORE an event occurs. For useful tips and resources on how to prepare for disasters check out this guide by the National Organization on Disability as part of their new Emergency Preparedness Initiative.
This brochure is compiled by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA and the American Red Cross for people with disabilities and special needs on what to do before, during and after disasters, power outages, fires, floods, hurricanes, nuclear power plan accidents, tornados, tsunamis, volcanoes, winter storms and very cold or very hot weather. The guide provides information and checklists on getting prepared, evacuation, communication, making a plan and what to do during the disaster.
The United States Fire Administration (USFA) and the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) want people with disabilities, their caregivers and all Americans to know that there are special precautions you can take to protect yourself and your home from fire. For more information contact: The United States Fire Administration, Office of Fire Management Programs, 16825 South Seton Avenue, Emmitsburg, MD 21727, Voice: (301) 447-1000 Fax: (301) 447-1346 Admissions Fax: (301) 447-1441.
The British Columbia, Canada, publishes tips on fire safety.
The United Kingdom offers a guide on fire safety for people with disabilities. Be sure to translate information, if you are viewing from another country.
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