The former Chair of NFPA’s DARAC, Bill Scott, constantly said that “All people, regardless of their circumstances, have some obligation to be prepared to take action during an emergency and to assume some responsibility for their own safety.” It was the inspiration for NFPA’s very successful Emergency Evacuation Planning Guide for People with Disabilities. The 2nd edition, which was just released on June 1st, 2016, has set off a huge new round of downloads and has truly gone global.
As the “Guide’s” author, I presented an education session at NFPA’s 2016 Conference & Expo in Las Vegas, June 13-16-2016. It was a packed room with a diverse and very engaged audience.
Among the attendees was Mr. Rob Llewellyn of the Fire Protection Association Australia and the Confederation of Fire Protection Associations – Asia. Mr Llewellyn had read the 2nd edition of the “Guide” a few days after its release and came to C&E looking for more information on NFPA’s statistics related to the creation of the “Guide” and other information from NFPA.
The Confederation of Fire Protection Associations - Asia (CFPA-A), is a body of leading fire protection organizations from the Asia - Pacific Region who collectively direct their resources at reducing the global fire problem and increasing life safety. Member Countries/Regions are: Australia, China, China - Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand and Pakistan.
Join the global movement! Download the free 2nd edition of the “Emergency Evacuation Planning Guide for People with Disabilities”.