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Preparing for Fires and Other Emergencies Presenters: Chris Lacy , Autism ALERT, Inc. Lisa Braxton

Preparing for Fires and Other

Emergencies

Presenters:

Chris Lacy, Autism ALERT, Inc. Lisa Braxton, National Fire Protection Association

SAFE
SAFE

Chris Lacey, BSME, MSBME

Chris.Lacey@AutismAlert.org Founder of

SAFE Chris Lacey, BSME, MSBME Chris.Lacey@AutismAlert.org Founder of

Who Am I?

Who Am I? No one cares how much you know until they know how much you

What Are Your Concerns?

What are your biggest safety concerns?

Medical ID Jewelry

Medical ID Jewelry Ingenuity is bred of necessity and determination.

Special ID Cards

Special ID Cards Ingenuity is bred of necessity and determination.
Special ID Cards Ingenuity is bred of necessity and determination.

Info Sheets

The basics

People in the know

Communication abilities

Medical and drug concerns

Sensory issues

Approach / de-escalation techniques

Atypical responses

Odd behaviors

Date last updated

Car / Home Decals

Alert first responders in case you can not!

Car / Home Decals Alert first responders in case you can not!
Car / Home Decals Alert first responders in case you can not!

Family Picture

Child having a meltdown

Lost child / family member

Caregiver’s Guide

Instruction manual for your child

Teach siblings too!

• Don’t forget relatives / babysitters / other caretakers

Refrigerator Safety Pack

Large envelope on refrigerator: EMERGENCY

MEDICAL INFORMATION

Info sheets

Family picture

Nearby water sources

Blueprint of home (incl.

security/lock info)

Phone list

Instruction sheets

security/lock info) – Phone list – Instruction sheets A good plan, violently executed now, is better

In an emergency…

Emergency Suitcase

What will you pack?

Calling 911

Be specific!

Call ahead

Let the ED know you are coming

Technology

What are you most

likely to have near or

with you at all times?

Technology What are you most likely to have near or with you at all times? Never
Technology What are you most likely to have near or with you at all times? Never

ICE

ICE = In Case of

Emergency

List persons familiar with the individual with autism

ICE ICE = In Case of Emergency List persons familiar with the individual with autism

Tracking Devices

Tracking Devices • GPS • Perimeter / vicinity alarms • Child locators • Project Lifesaver, Caretrak,
Tracking Devices • GPS • Perimeter / vicinity alarms • Child locators • Project Lifesaver, Caretrak,
Tracking Devices • GPS • Perimeter / vicinity alarms • Child locators • Project Lifesaver, Caretrak,

GPS

Perimeter / vicinity alarms

Child locators

Project Lifesaver,

Caretrak, EmFinders

Search and Rescue

Do a rapid search

CALL 911 IMMEDIATELY!

Have info sheets available

Post persons at key places (i.e., WATER)

Do NOT set up the command center near

child’s residence

Search and Rescue

Bring out the dogs

– A word about “scent items”

Be creative!

Toys/objects, food, movies, songs

Away From Home

Visit or alert local police department

Perimeter alarm system

Consider temporary tattoos

Carry important paperwork and numbers

Raise awareness and tolerance

Safety TO-DO List

ID

Info sheet

Home and vehicle occupant alerts

Refrigerator safety packet w/instruction sheets

Emergency suitcase

Home blueprint and nearby water sources

Search and rescue plan

Setup a meeting with your first responders

Interacting with First Responders

Reach out

Educate

Anticipate scenarios

Direct the interaction

You have skills; use them

For More Information:

Training for First Responders and Caregivers:

www.AutismAlert.org

Information on Autism Safety:

www.SelectAutismMerchandise.com

What Are Your Concerns?

Discussion

A lack of words…

Does not mean a lack of

thought.

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Fire and Life Safety Tips for People with Autism and their Families
Fire and Life Safety Tips for People with Autism and their Families

Fire and Life Safety Tips for People

with Autism and their Families

Lisa Braxton Associate Project Manager National Fire Protection Association Public Education Division

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 Founded in 1896  Headquarters in Quincy, MA  More than 70,000 members
 Founded in 1896  Headquarters in Quincy, MA  More than 70,000 members

Founded in 1896

Headquarters in Quincy, MA

More than 70,000 members

 Founded in 1896  Headquarters in Quincy, MA  More than 70,000 members
 To reduce the worldwide burden of fire and other hazards on the quality of

To reduce the worldwide burden of fire and other hazards on the quality of life by providing and

advocating consensus codes and standards, research, training, and education.

 To eliminate fire deaths and injuries through effective public education programs and information. 
 To eliminate fire deaths and injuries through effective public education programs and information. 

To eliminate fire deaths and injuries through effective public education programs and information.

To ensure that strategies are included to reach those at highest risk, including young children, older adults, and people with disabilities.

Materials from today’s webinar: The PowerP o in t a n d r eco r

Materials from today’s webinar:

The PowerPoint and recording will be sent to all participants. Email Phuong (pnguyen@autismnow.org ) if you experience any issues.

Website:

Information & Referral Call Center:

1-855-828-8476

Next Webinar:

Tuesday, April 30, 2013, 2:00-3:30PM, EDT Transportation Options and Accommodations for Individuals with Disabilities