The primary focus of these Emergency Preparedness Programs is to introduce a broader scope of emergency preparedness and to bring awareness to all the resources available to help people with disabilities in planning and dealing with emergencies in the community. There are two programs each geared towards different target audiences. These programs promote inclusion and independence and address the desire to educate people with disabilities in the Mercer County area to become the active stakeholders in the emergency management process.
The Responder Education and Awareness with Disabilities Integration (READi) was developed specifically to educate First Responders, Police, EMS, and Fire Fighters in safe and practical solutions for emergency that are directly involved with individual who have both physical and hidden disabilties.
The Adaptive Equipment Demonstrations (AED)are for Police, First Responders, EMS, and firefighters to help train them of the various adaptive equipment they may come across in emergency situations. These trains will not only help save the lives of disabled individuals, but also help lower spending on adaptive equipment.
We would like to acknowledge the following sponsors for their assistance in making the First Responders Adaptive Equipment Demonstration production possible.
|Division of Disability Services||5000.00|
|Quantum Rehab, a Pride Mobility Products Corporation company||1000.00|
PCIL offers guidance to consumers and their families to help them become aware of the rights during an emergency situation, help them find the right adaptive equipment in order to increase mobility during emergency situations, and helps them develop plans of actions for different emergency scenarios.