fire safety

An accessible fire extinguisher is still on the drawing board, but here are a few other ways to stay safe

posted on January 1, 2012 - 2:36pm
In June 2011, Vicki Pollyea of Tampa, Fla., heard a loud explosion on her bedroom porch. Pollyea, who has type 1A Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT) and walks with assistance, spotted a small fire through her porch door.
posted on December 1, 1999 - 5:00pm
In the spring of 1997, Leslie Little was preparing to speak at a forum about home and fire safety for people with disabilities. She wanted to include a demonstration of a fire extinguisher that was adapted for use by people with disabilities. Problem was, such a device didn't exist.