Inclusive Emergency Management Practices

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Several lawsuits filed against public agencies have addressed issues related to inclusive emergency management practices. Collectively, these cases have established and reaffirmed that, “emergency response plans of public agencies and private entities must specifically account for the needs of persons with disabilities.” The public agencies involved in these lawsuits have undergone widespread reforms related to the inclusivity of their emergency management programs as a result of court ordered mandates. Moving forward, all public agencies would be wise to understand the nature of these lawsuits, the complaints brought against the challenged entities, and the details of the settlement
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