Fire is a really dangerous thing, and more than 3,400 people die because of fires every single year in the United States.

At the same time, more than 16,000 people are injured due to fire breaking out.

Those with disabilities are especially vulnerable when it comes to fires breaking out, as they may not be able to escape as easily as everyone else.

A person with a physical disability might have a tougher time actually escaping due to possible obstacles being in the way or the design of the building not accommodating an easy escape for those in a wheelchair.

However, there are a lot of different things you can do in order to improve your chances of making it out when there’s a fire, although it is obviously best to try and avoid fires breaking out in the first place with the right fire prevention techniques.

SplitLevel has published an infographic that helps those with disabilities stay safe in case of a fire.

Using this guide, you will not only be able to help prevent fire, you will also become more aware of what to do in case you know a person who has a disability of some sort.

This fire safety guide for people with disabilities was made especially for people and caregivers of persons living with either blindness or low vision, hearing loss, physical disabilities
or cognitive impairments.
We strongly recommend that you read through this guide at least twice a year to be sure you and those involved understand each steps of the fire safety guide.

 

Ultimate fire safety and disabilities guide
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