PRESENTATION: Disability Inclusive Fire Safety & Community Risk Reduction
This interactive session will focus on disability inclusive fire safety approaches and community risk reduction strategies. Participants will learn about, and be encouraged to contribute their own experiences, partnering with people with disabilities on CRR techniques such as education, enforcement, economic incentives, engineering and emergency response. Conversations will intentionally consider how race, class, gender, disability and age can intersect and influence the overall effectiveness of fire safety/CRR programming. The importance of disability inclusive data collection/analysis will also be openly discussed as we strive to make more informed life safety decisions and involve the whole community in how success is sustained/measured.
Justice Shorter is the National Disaster Protection Advisor at the National Disability Rights Network (NDRN). In this role, she remains readily available to support the Protection & Advocacy system with technical assistance and trainings related to disaster protections, emergency management, fire safety and humanitarian crises/conflicts. Justice previously served as a Disability Integration Advisor with the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency, deploying frequently to disaster areas across America and its territories. With a steadfast commitment to international development and inclusive humanitarian assistance, Justice continues to participate in ongoing projects as a global advisor and trainer.
Mark Larson is the Fire Code and Safety Consultant for the National Disability Rights Network (NDRN). He currently represents the NDRN on 7 NFPA Technical Committees. Mark began his fire service involvement in the mid-seventies as a volunteer firefighter/EMT and finishing in 2014 after serving almost 14 years as the Idaho State Fire Marshal. Since that time he has been consulting on fire code and safety issues at the local, state and national level.
Business Meeting to follow the presentation. Please register for the business meeting separately here.
FIRE MARSHAL'S ASSOCIATION OF COLORADO To Promote and Support Fire and Life Safety through Education, Legislation, and Code Development.