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Outside Resources

USFA Reports on fire safety and disabilities

USFA has released 2 reports on fire safety and disabilities, Residential Building Fires Involving Individuals with Mental Disabilities & Residential Building Fires Involving Individuals with Physical Disabilities.

Evacuation of Students With and Without Access and Functional Needs

A webinar, Evacuation of Students With and Without Access and Functional Needs, was held by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. This was an excellent presentation about the need for providing for evacuation for all segments of the population.

This presentation is on strategies for planning and responding to the needs of children during evacuations and features Marcie Roth, director of the Office for Disability Integration and Coordination at the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and Richard Devylder, Senior Advisor for Accessible Transportation at the U.S. Department of Transportation presented. Both presenters are national leaders in planning for and responding to the needs of children and adults with disabilities and others with access and functional needs. The webinar will be an opportunity to look at planning and responding from a functional needs perspective and a universal team approach. Excerpt from http://www.citizencorps.gov/news/webcasts/schoolevacuations.shtm