Disability Emergency Preparedness

Make sure that people with disabilities in your community have the help they need in an emergency.

Let us help you prepare your community with emergency response resources. The Massachusetts Office on Disability (MOD) hosts meetings for communities to prepare persons with disabilities for an emergency. We bring together people with disabilities, local emergency planners, and first responders.

Members of the disability community learn about the personal steps they can take to prepare for different emergency situations. We give you planning guides to help in this process.

First responders and emergency planners learn about making more accessible community preparedness plans. We will also hand out guides for first responders on how to interact with people with disabilities in an emergency.

This program is funded through a grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Office of Grants and Training, through the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security, Homeland Security Division.

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