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The National Council on Disability (NCD) is recommending sweeping changes in the way federal, state and local governments develop emergency management practices for people with disabilities.
Effective Emergency Management: Making Improvements for Communities and People with Disabilities calls on government officials to consider and include people with disabilities when creating emergency response plans. NCD first issued a report on the topic in
2005: Saving Lives: Including People with Disabilities in Emergency Planning, a prescient publication that “laid out a scenario of a major hurricane striking the Gulf Coast and outlined steps that the federal government should take to include people with disabilities in emergency preparedness, disaster relief and homeland security,” said NCD Chairman John R. Vaughn in a news release. “Hurricane Katrina struck four months later.”
As a result, the 2006 Homeland Security appropriations bill included the Post-Katrina Emergency Management Reform Act, which required the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to employ a national disability coordinator and to coordinate with NCD on activities.
NCD’s latest report includes some advice for employers and a link to the publication
Emergency Procedures for Employers with Disabilities in Office Occupancies, written by FEMA and the United States Fire Administration. The NCD encourages employers to “include people with disabilities in each phase of their emergency planning process.”
The recommendations and interventions include:
State Government Interventions
Local Level Interventions
Individual Level Interventions
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