|Re: Deaf members (fire safety)||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Hafidha Sofia (hafidhaaogmail.com)|
|Date: Mon, 26 Apr 2021 15:57:20 -0700 (PDT)|
That’s a great idea. And in addition, having some type of “block captains” system. This is what we did on our emergency preparedness committee. We have block captains for each building (2-3 households each building) and in the event of a site emergency, they have agreed to account for residents in their respective buildings. They are also the contact person if a resident needs help or is having a medical emergency (911 notwithstanding). This process was developed in part because of an incident where a resident fell in the middle of the night and didn’t need to call 911 but called around a bunch of people trying to reach someone. Hafidha Songaia Cohousing Washington State Sent from my iPhone > On Apr 26, 2021, at 3:26 PM, Katie Henry <katie-henry [at] att.net> wrote: > > You may want to consider fire safety. Completely deaf residents will not be > able to hear a fire alarm. If there is a building-wide fire alarm system, the > horn/strobe(s) in the home can be replaced with a special model for deaf > people. As I recall, they have extremely bright flashing lights that will get > any waking person's attention. I believe they also include a > vibrating/buzzing device wired into the system that goes under the mattress > to wake a sleeping person. It's been a while since I dealt with it, so my > memory is vague. > If this kind of system is necessary for a member, who pays for it? In my > experience, communities are happy to accommodate mobility issues but are not > as enthusiastic about other disabilities. > Katie Henry > _________________________________________________________________ > Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: > http://L.cohousing.org/info > > >
Re: Deaf members (fire safety) Katie Henry, April 26 2021
- Re: Deaf members (fire safety) Hafidha Sofia, April 26 2021
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