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Fire Risks Series Fire Risks for the Blind or Visually Impaired

By Thomas, C. L.

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Book Id: WPLBN0000692569
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File Size: 355.35 KB.
Reproduction Date: 2005

Title: Fire Risks Series Fire Risks for the Blind or Visually Impaired  
Author: Thomas, C. L.
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Language: English
Subject: Government publications, Access Board, Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board
Collections: U.S. Access Board Collection
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Thomas, C. (n.d.). Fire Risks Series Fire Risks for the Blind or Visually Impaired. Retrieved from http://members.worldlibrary.net/


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Government Reference Publication

Excerpt
Excerpt: U.S. Fire Administration Mission Statement. As an entity of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the mission of the United States Fire Administration is to reduce life and economic losses due to fire and related emergencies, through leadership, advocacy, coordination, and support. We serve the Nation independently, in coordination with other Federal agencies, and in partnership with fire protection and emergency service communities. With a commitment to excellence, we provide public education, training, technology, and data initiatives. On March 1, 2003, FEMA became part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. FEMA?s continuing mission within the new department is to lead the effort to prepare the Nation for all hazards and effectively manage Federal response and recovery efforts following any national incident. FEMA also initiates proactive mitigation activities, trains first responders, and manages Citizen Corps, the National Flood Insurance Program, and the U.S. Fire Administration.

Table of Contents
Table of Contents -- OVERVIEW OF THE ?FIRE RISKS? SERIES .1 -- EXECUTIVE SUMMARY ..3 -- INTRODUCTION 5 -- BLINDNESS OR VISUAL IMPAIRMENTIN THE UNITED STATES 7 -- Causes of Blindness and Visual Impairment 7 -- Population Estimates ..9 -- Demographics 10 -- FIRE RISKS 11 -- The Loss of Sight ..11 -- Public Fire Education ..12

 

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