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Evacuation and rescue of elderly and disabled passengers from paratransit vans and buses

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Published by U.S. Dept. of Transportation, Urban Mass Transportation Administration, National Technical Information Service, distributor in [Washington, DC], [Springfield, Va .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Paratransit services -- United States -- Safety measures,
  • Bus lines -- United States -- Safety measures,
  • People with disabilities -- Transportation -- United States,
  • Older people -- Transportation -- United States,
  • Rescue work -- United States

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsUnited States. Urban Mass Transportation Administration. Office of Technical Assistance, Ketron, Inc
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxix/xx, 157/158, 12 p. :
    Number of Pages158
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14654158M

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      Identify individuals with disabilities and the people assigned to assist them in the departmental Emergency Action Plan. Prepare ahead of time. The department or area safety coordinator should prearrange appropriate evacuation procedures and routes with individuals having disabilities and the people assigned to assist them. Our buses are also referred to as minibusses, commercial buses, and short buses. Reconditioned shuttle buses have a wide range of uses including church activity, medical transport, senior adult center transportation, and are also used extensively as paratransit wheelchair and mobility buses, and by tour and coach operators.


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Evacuation and rescue of elderly and disabled passengers from paratransit vans and buses Download PDF EPUB FB2

Evacuation and rescue of elderly and disabled passengers from paratransit vans and buses by Balog, John N; United States. Urban Mass Transportation Administration. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Evacuation and rescue of elderly and disabled passengers from paratransit vans and buses.

[Washington, DC]: U.S. Dept. of Transportation, Urban Mass Transportation Administration ; [Springfield, Va.: National Technical Information Service, distributor, ]. The project intent is to provide efficient and safe methods for the effective evacuation and rescue of elderly and disabled passengers from such vehicles as standard and modified vans, body-on-chassis small buses, and heavy-duty transit buses.

Standard methods are often by: 2. - Recommended Emergency Preparedness Guidelines for Elderly and Disabled Rail and Transit Passengers () - 83 page pdf - Paratransit and Bus Accidents Involving Elderly and Disabled Passengers: Evacuation and Rescue Problems and Solutions () VIDEO: Evacuation from Public Transportation Vehicle Emergencies.

Vehicles to ensure the evacuation of people with disabilities. The evacuation of persons with disabilities is expected to use mainly road vehicles and passenger cars, buses and specially modified vehicles, such as emergency medical services (ambulances) and vehicles belonging to the medical transport services.

The Department of Public Safety has created a set of general guidelines to better assist the physically disabled during an emergency. It is strongly recommended that each person with a disability have a clear system in place for evacuation. If at anytime the sitatuion becomes life threatening, page DPS or.

Hurricane Season Begins June 1 ORLANDO, Fla. – The keys to effective disaster preparedness—be informed, make a plan and take action—apply to all of us, but people with access and functional needs or disabilities, should approach preparedness planning with additional onal considerations could include.

People with disabilities must be included in preparedness planning for all emergencies, and all plans must take people with disabilities into account.

People with all types of disabilities must be included: deaf/hard of hearing, blind, mental illness, physical, and non-apparent disabilities (i.e. cognitive, multiple chemical sensitivity).

EVACUATION AND RESCUE OF ELDERLY AND DISABLED PASSENGERS FROM PARATRANSIT VANS AND BUSES. This report reflects concerns felt by both the transit community and the U.S. Department of Transportation regarding the ability of transit operators and rescue forces to rescue elderly and disabled passengers in emergencies.

Evacuation and rescue of elderly and disabled passengers from paratransit vans and buses. Washington, DC: Urban Mass Transportation Administration, Office of Technical Assistance ; Springfield, Va.: National Technical Information Service, [] (OCoLC) Material Type: Government publication, National government publication: Document Type: Book.

Evacuation and rescue of elderly and disabled passengers from paratransit vans and buses. Final report. Evacuation and rescue of elderly and disabled passengers from paratransit vans and buses.

By Inc. Ketron and United States. Urban Mass Transportation Administration. Office of Technical Assistance. Abstract "DOT-TSC-UMTA""January "Shipping list no.: t.

Originally published: "UMTA Technical Assistance Program. EVACUATION AND RESCUE FROM PARATRANSIT VANS Paratransit vans are growing in popularity among the elderly and disabled and are providing significant numbers of trips in areas where coordinated or spe­ cial effort systems exist.

The E&R of elderly. Sections 4 and 5 present minimum recommendations which will assist in the evacuation of elderly and disabled passengers from rail transit vehicles and facilities.

The guidelines in these two sections are intende to bed used primarily for the plannin of negw systems, extensions to existing systems, and system rehabilitation. Evacuation for persons with disabilities. See also Evacuation - General.

When an emergency strikes, it is critical for everyone to take appropriate and deliberate action. If you observe a person with a disability having difficulty evacuating, remember to ask if assistance is needed before taking action.

Paratransit systems can take an important role in emergency evacuation. Not only are the vehicles equipped to help evacuate people with disabilities, but drivers know where their clients live. Paratransit rider lists should be available to emergency personnel to.

4 11) When preparing to evacuate students, you should: a) Alert dispatch of the evacuation. Let them know your location and any other viable information, such as injuries to students. b) Activate your hazards to warn motorists approaching the bus from either direction. East Bay Paratransit is a public transit service for people who are unable to use regular buses or trains, like those operated by AC Transit and BART, because of a disability or a disabling health condition.

East Bay Paratransit transports riders from their origin to their destination in vans. Evacuation Planning Checklist that building services managers and people with disabilities can use to design a personalized evacuation plan. The annexes give government resources and text based on the relevant code requirements and ADA criteria.

OVERVIEW The NFPA Emergency Evacuation Planning Guide for People with Disabilities was. Evacuation and Rescue of Elderly and Disabled Passengers from Paratransit Vans and Buses.

Topic: Emergency Management; Date: ; Description: Effective methods and equipment useful in evacuating those persons with insufficient ability to manage self-evacuation. "Evacuation and Rescue of Elderly and Disabled Passengers from Paratransit Vans and Buses." The following individuals provided valuable assistance during the preparation of this document: Lewi T.

Poormans, Mid-Mon Valley Transit System, PA; Willia Hm. Henderson, Senior Service of Snohomiss h County, WA; Josep J.

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