Report addresses emergency preparedness for disabled persons.
Press Release Summary:
November 26, 2010 - ANSI Homeland Security Standards Panel has released final workshop report outlining recommendations for timely development of standards to support effective emergency preparedness for all. Report consolidates panel's findings from 2010 workshops that examined various aspects of standards and codes needed for reducing barriers to accessibility in emergencies. Aim of report is to educate key stakeholders on challenges and standardization gaps relating to emergency preparedness.
Original Press Release
ANSI-HSSP Releases Final Report on Emergency Preparedness for Persons with Disabilities and Special Needs
Press release date: November 18, 2010
Chair: Dominic Sims, chief operating officer, International Code Council (ICC) Standards for Products and Assistive Devices - May 25, 2010
Co-Chairs: Chris Dubay, vice president and chief engineer, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), and Gordon Gillerman, director, standards services group, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Emergency Evacuation Operations - June 17, 2010
Chair: Allan Fraser, senior building code specialist, NFPA Presentations from all three workshops are available here. [see related news item] ANSI-HSSP is a public-private partnership with the mission of assisting the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate, the private sector, and others in accelerating the identification, development, and adoption of consensus standards critical to homeland security. The ANSI-HSSP welcomes all feedback or inquiries about the final workshop report. Comments should be directed to Karen Hughes, ANSI director of homeland security standards, at email@example.com.