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New fire department trailer includes features for people with disabilities

Blog Post created by lisabraxton Employee on Aug 1, 2014

 

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Brentwood Fire & Rescue Department in Tennessee has a new fire safety house. According to The Tennessean, the educational trailer is set to bring fire safety lessons to local schools this fall. The custom-built trailer has warming interior doors to teach children to feel for heat when opening doors, and sprinkler head, fireplace, and stovetop cooking props.


In addition, it has features for people with disabilities, including a bed shaker, a smoke alarm for people with disabilities–and for the first time–a floor plan compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act and integrated wheelchair ramp to give children using wheelchairs full access. The fire department made the purchase with the help of a FEMA grant.


 

NFPA provides educational materials for people with disabilities, information on smoke alarms and safety tips on the website


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