Fire Marshal's Corner: Safety for Students with Disabilities & Smoke Alarm Task Force


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This month on Fire Marshal's Corner, Ed Comeau talks with acting California State Fire Marshal Tonya Hoover about the outcome of the smoke alarm task group that she had convened. The group was looking at the current smoke alarm regulations and some of the issues surrounding the photoelectric and ionization issues that are being discussed across the nation.

Following that, Ed talks with Gail Minger, president of the Michael H. Minger Foundation, about the foundation's project to develop tools for teaching fire safety to students with disabilities. Developed under a DHS Fire Prevention and Safety Grant, the foundation has produced a series of videos featuring students with disabilities talking about fire safety. In addition, a comprehensive "Guide to Teaching Fire Safety to Students with Disabilities" is also available, online.

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