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Tragedy, disaster, or an emergency, can strike at any moment, to anyone, anywhere. September is the month that folks nationwide devote to remind themselves, and others, to put a plan into creation for how they would react to a disaster, and how to safely and effectively take action. Though there are rescue personnel who are always ready to help you in the form of police, firefighters, and EMTs, that doesn’t mean that they’ll be available should disaster strike. It’s important to make sure that you know how to take care of yourselves, and others, should first responders be unable to reach you. The disabled population is especially at risk during emergencies as they often must rely on others to assist them, and a disaster is certain to make everything unpredictable. Luckily, there are tools and resources available for individuals with disabilities to access to ensure that they have a plan in place. Make sure to educate yourself this month, and to stay safe!

 

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