Why Seniors Need to Be Accounted for in Wildfire Evacuation Planning

Why Seniors Need to Be Accounted for in Wildfire Evacuation Planning

Why Seniors Need to Be Accounted for in Wildfire Evacuation Planning

07/03/20

“Why do wildfire emergency planners need to consider seniors in their design?”

 

When wildfires break out, senior citizens have a much more difficult time evacuating the area. They may have mobility impairments and other disabilities that make things so difficult. If evacuation plans don’t have any special consideration for senior citizens, then they may perish at a much higher rate. This is Why Seniors Need to Be Accounted for in Wildfire Evacuation Planning.

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