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Simulations for the Disabled
5/15/2019
 
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There are a series of simulations going on to help those with disabilities. Police and firefighters came together to pull off scenarios to promote forward thinking instead of reaction. Participants were put into an increasingly difficult scenario leading them to an emergency at home without limited resources. They walked through dialing 911. A Hazmat situation forced people to evacuate their homes while avoiding roadblocks. Those with disabilities are often vulnerable. History has shown over time natural disasters are more difficult for people with disabilities. "We don't have expectations and we don't ask them to do for themselves. What happens now is they're very dependent and we want to change that." The drills allow participants to address issues before help arrives.
  
 
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