ABSTRACT

Saving Lives: Including People with Disabilities in Emergency Planning   [open pdf - 499KB]

"This report describes the disaster experiences of people with disabilities. It also details the contributions and efforts of community-based organizations (CBOs). And it examines the nascent work of the Directorate of Emergency Preparedness and Response (EP&R), which includes the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Department of Homeland Securitys (DHS's) Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties (CRCL), and FEMA's federal, state, local, and private sector partners. It also touches on the ongoing work of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in specific areas that relate to issues of homeland security and emergency preparation. While other federal agencies play important roles in this effort, DHS and FCC efforts represent some of the most critical operations on behalf of Americans with disabilities. Given the nature of most disasters, general and disability-specific programs and services span many different governmental and nongovernmental organizations."

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Date:
2005-04-15
Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
National Council on Disability - Newsroom: http://www.ncd.gov/newsroom/publications/2005/publications.htm
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pdf
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