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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 06-05-2015, 07:23 PM Thread Starter
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FEMA Information on Shelters

FEMA
Guidance on Planning for Integration of Functional
Needs Support Services in General Population Shelters
November 2010


Pg. 25
Operational Tool #17 Shelter Layout
Estimating Shelter Capacity

20 square feet per person should be available for short-term
or evacuation shelters and up to 40 square feet per person for
sheltering longer than 72 hours
People who use wheelchairs, lift equipment, a service animal, and
personal assistance services can require up to 100 square feet

Source Sheltering People with Disabilities, Draft Space and Layout
Considerations Universal Access Committee, Feb, 2007
http://www.ct.gov/demhs/lib/demhs/sp...iderations.pdf

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I have gone to FEMA classes on shelters at the Maryland Training Center, at two different Emergency Operations Centers, Red Cross classrooms and via On-line. This is the first that I ever read that if you take a Service Dog into a Mass Care Shelter (such as those run by the ARC) then you can have up to 100 sq ft. over someone without a disability only getting 20-40 sq ft.

I wonder why this is not info given through the classes and drills?

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