Disability News /KLKC
Parsons, Ks - In conjunction with National Preparedness Month, the SKIL Resource Center, based in Parsons is inviting the public to a Safety Begins at Home Training session to be held at 11 a.m., September 29th at 1801 Main. Topics will cover Accessibility, Carbon Monoxide, Fire Protection, Disaster Preparedness, Emergency numbers, Escape plans, House Hygiene, Kitchen safety and Security. Steve Moffitt will lead the session. When President Barack Obama proclaimed September as National Preparedness Month, he stated, “In April of this year, a devastating series of tornadoes challenged our resilience and tested our resolve. In the weeks that followed, people from all walks of life throughout the Midwest and the South joined together to help affected towns recover and rebuild…Disability community leaders worked side-by-side with emergency managers to ensure that survivors with disabilities were fully included in relief and recovery efforts.” Disability.gov has an Emergency Preparedness Section that lists resources available in each state to help people with disabilities and others prepare for, and recover from, emergency situations. Information includes tips for people who have pet or service animals, preparing for emergencies at work and school, plus accessible shelters and emergency housing. The Federal Emergency Management Agency also has a website that is great for families and teachers called www.ready.gov/kids/home.html.