It saddens us to read articles like this one about a failed school evacuation, but these situations are all too common. People with disabilities need to be shown the same respect and concern as we do others, not left alone in harm's way because of non-inclusive planning. From the article... "My daughter felt when she came home from school that nothing's gonna happen here at the school until somebody dies, and that's pathetic," Feltenstein said.
This is another reason why Broadened Horizons strives to educate schools, retirement homes, etc about our comfort carriers which can save lives and help effectively evacuate persons with disabilities as quickly and safely as everyone else. Read more: www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/New-Rochelle-High-School-Westchester-Leaves-Wheelchair-Students-Behind-Fire-Evacuation-193415871.html
Before you read the full article, you may have noticed that we briefly mentioned the fact that Broadned Horizons have a product that can easily solve this problem in the future, called the Comfort Carrier. To elaborate, comfort carrier is a transfer solution to move anyone from a wheelchair to any other location securely comfortably. We also have packages available for any multi-story building, areas at risk for flooding, fire, or any other emergency situation. When planning for emergency preparedness, be sure that your plan includes the needs of everyone.
We believe that evacuation plans should always be fully inclusive. An evacuation plan should never have to be identified as "inclusive", it just should be. Read more on our complete evacuation systems: www.broadened.org/…/produ…/comfort-carrier-evacuation-system and feel free to contact us if you would like any further information!