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ADA Emergency Preparedness Guide for Local Governments Useful to EMS

Jul 02, 2009

A new guide is available to help EMS agencies identify needs and evaluate effective emergency management practices for persons with disabilities.
Making local government emergency preparedness and response programs accessible to people with disabilities (including helping people prepare for and respond to emergencies) is a critical part of protecting citizenry from harm. Making these programs accessible is also required by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA). A new guide is available to help EMS agencies identify needs and evaluate effective emergency management practices for persons with disabilities that is easy to use and available from the Department of Justice-- “Making Community Emergency Preparedness and Response Programs Accessible to People with Disabilities.”  To access the guide, click here.