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Contributed by Guest Blogger Thomas Jepsen, SplitLevel

If a fire breaks out, it can be a really dangerous thing. In fact, more than 3,400 people are killed by fires every single year and more than 16,000 people are injured. When it comes to fires, kids and people living with disabilities are especially at risk as there are often circumstances that may make it hard to flee the place. A person in a wheelchair whose mobility is limited will have a tough time getting out of a building if it requires him or her taking the stairs in the event of a fire. On the other hand, people with significant cognitive impairment may not be conscious about how to best handle the situation and may not know what to do in case the fire alarm goes off. To help spread awareness, SplitLevel has published an infographic for people with disabilities and their caregivers that explains how to prevent fire, how to stay prepared and what to do afterwards. This infographic easily explains the steps needed to be taken if you know of someone with any kind of disability.


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