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Resources and Tips for People with Access and Functional Needs

Preparing Seniors and Disabled Family Members

Seniors and people with disabilities may need special consideration when preparing for a disaster. The Marin Center for Independent Living exists to assist persons with all types of disabilities to achieve their maximum level of sustainable independence as contributing, responsible and equal participants in society. Independent Living, as seen by its advocates, is a philosophy, a way of looking at disability and society, and a worldwide movement of people with disabilities who proclaim to work for self-determination, self-respect and equal opportunities.

The Marin Center for Independent Living (MCIL) is the go to source for assistance and information to help Marin’s Access and Functional Needs Community to prepare for disasters.

Please visit their website for more information

Download MCIL’s instruction booklet and workbook for their Powered & Prepared program

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Saturday September 11, 2021

Evacuation Tips

The Marin Wildfire Prevention Authority funded a comprehensive literature review called the State-of-the-Science in Wildfire Evacuation. This study showed that the leading causes of wildfire fatalities during evacuation included: extreme fire behavior, failures in alerting and communication systems, and delays in evacuee departure.

It is not possible to prevent the extreme weather conditions that lead to major wildfires. But there are several actions that can be taken to reduce risk during wildfire evacuations. Click here to learn more about how people with access and functional needs can prepare themselves to safely evacuate during a wildfire.

Additional Resources

Below are additional resources to help individuals and families with special needs plan and prepare for events such as wildfire.

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