From AAPD (11.13.11):
With inclusion of people with disabilities in disaster planning and emergency preparedness becoming more important to the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA), all of us continue to work hard at meeting the needs of people with disabilities to find innovative ways to deliver important information and services. CEPIN, the Community Emergency Preparedness Information Network -- and which AAPD has partnered with -- delivers accessible emergency preparedness training to the emergency responder and consumer communities.
CEPIN has a new program, “Fire Prevention and Safety for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Deaf/Blind” to help organizations apply to the FEMA Fire Prevention and Safety Grant program. CEPIN would like your organization to learn more about accessible smoke detector distribution programs with fire safety guidance directed specifically to the deaf, hard of hearing and deaf/blind communities and to learn more about participation in this grant program. For more information, please visit CEPIN website before February 4th, 2011, at http://www.cepintdi.org/firegrant2010