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Fire Risks for the Mobility Impaired

By United States Access Board

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Book Id: WPLBN0000692568
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Reproduction Date: 2005
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Title: Fire Risks for the Mobility Impaired  
Author: United States Access Board
Language: English
Subject: Government publications, Access Board, Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board
Collections: U.S. Access Board Collection
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Publisher: United States Access Board


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Overview Of The ?Fire Risks? Series: This report is one in a series of four that discuss the increased fire risks for four groups of the general population: -- Older adults -- The mobility impaired -- The deaf or hard of hearing -- The blind or visually impaired. Older adults?those over 65 years of age?represent one of the highest fire risk groups in the United States, in large part because they are the fastest growing segment of the U.S. population. Of course, many older adults may also fall into the other three groups since the elderly suffer some or all of these impairments to a much greater degree than does the general population.

Table of Contents
Table of Contents -- OVERVIEW OF THE ?FIRE RISKS? SERIES 1 -- EXECUTIVE SUMMARY.. 3 -- INTRODUCTION . 5 -- WHAT IS A DISABILITY? .. 7 -- Mobility Impairments 8 -- Growing Disability Community.. 9 -- FIRE RISKS 11 -- Limited Means for Escape 11 -- Limited Mobility 11 -- The Newly Disabled 12 -- Residence. 12


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