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Emergency Preparedness

The FIRESAFE valve kit is an easily installed device that will shut off the flow of oxygen when it is exposed to fire, thereby reducing injury and death to you, your family, and responding firefighters while simultaneously slowing fire spread and limiting property damage. If you or someone you know is on home oxygen and is in need of one of these FREE life-saving devices, the Wyoming State Fire Marshal’s Office at wsfm@wyo.gov to request your FIRESAFE valve kit today.

HHS ASPR Addressing the Needs of Older Adults in Disasters Web-Based Training.  The HHS/ASPR Addressing the Needs of Older Adults in Disasters web-based training (#1093802) is a free, publicly accessible course designed to improve public health and emergency medical responders’ capability to address the access and functional needs of community-dwelling older adults in disasters.  This course provides information, resources, tools, and strategies to help responders and address the needs of older adults in common disaster situations including natural disasters and infectious disease outbreaks

Helping Older Adults After Disasters: A Guide to Providing Support: Outreach workers often work with older adults after disasters. This guide will help prepare staff for encounters with this population by describing common disaster reactions and providing tips and resources.

Disaster Preparedness: for Seniors by Seniors (PDF)
The American Red Cross provides important information for seniors to prepare for a disaster.

Emergency Preparedness for Older Adults
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides links to information, tools, and resources to assist in multisector planning for older adults in emergencies.

Prepare for Emergencies Now: Information for Older Americans (PDF)
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) provides tips for Older Americans on preparing for disasters.

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Wyoming Center on Aging

1000 E. University Ave, Dept 3415

Ross Hall, Room 411

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-2829

Fax: (307) 766-2847

Email: wycoa@uwyo.edu

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