Hale Fire Protection District

People with Disabilities

Fire safety is an important topic for everyone, especially for people with disabilities who may have limited mobility or sensory impairments that make it more difficult to respond to a fire emergency.

Fire safety is an important topic for everyone, especially for people with disabilities who may have limited mobility or sensory impairments that make it more difficult to respond to a fire emergency. It is essential that people with disabilities take steps to prevent fires from starting in their homes and workplaces and have a plan in place to evacuate quickly and safely in the event of a fire. This can include making sure smoke detectors are properly installed and working, keeping flammable materials away from heat sources, and identifying accessible exits and evacuation routes. By taking these precautions and being prepared, individuals with disabilities can minimize their risk of injury or death in a fire emergency and increase their chances of surviving. It is crucial that everyone takes fire safety seriously and works together to prevent fires from occurring and save lives.

People with Disabilities

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    • Have smoke alarms on every level of your home, inside bedrooms, and outside sleeping areas.
    • Interconnect your alarms so that when one sounds, they all sound.
    • If you are deaf or hard of hearing, use smoke alarms with a vibrating pad, flashing light, or strobe light. These accessories start when your alarm sounds.
    • Test your alarms every month.
    • Know 2 ways out of every room.
    • If possible, live near an exit.
    • You’ll be safest on the ground floor if you live in an apartment building.
    • If you live in a multistory home, sleep on the first floor.
    • Being on the ground floor and near an exit will make your escape easier.
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