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Product Information Removing the Barriers: A Fire Safety Factsheet for People with Disabilities and Their Caregivers

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Here are the opening paragraphs copied from the fact sheet:

"More than 4,000 Americans die each year in fires and more than 25,000 are injured. The risk of death or injury from fire is even greater for people with physical, mental or sensory disabilities. The good news is deaths resulting from failed emergency escapes are preventable through preparation.

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."

Click on the "Web Links" tab above to download a copy of the fact sheet. It has bulleted information that mostly gives advice to people with disabilities about how to be safe from fires in their homes. Most of the advice seems to be directed to people with mobility impairments and/or sensory impairments. The text is small and written at a 12th grade reading level so some people may need help to access it.

Description based, with paragraph copied, from the fact sheet as viewed online on 6/23/2016 at www.muskogeeonline.org/document_center/FireDepartment/Fswy22.pdf
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