One of the easiest ways to have a healthier, happier life is to have a safer lifestyle. By taking just a few simple precautions, you can drastically improve the security of your home, workplace, and family.
Many safety precautions may seem like common sense - avoiding dangerous situations and being prepared for emergencies - but often people are not aware of potential dangers in their environment or how to respond to certain emergencies. The courses in this section are intended to help by recommending some easy-to-follow guidelines and checklists for common safety concerns:
The West Virginia State Fire Marshal's Office developed the West Virginia Fire Safety Resource e-Guide specifically for people with disabilities and the elderly. Mountain State Centers for Independent Living is offering this resource in accessible format on our Web site.
The e-Guide was developed as a training tool for use by agencies and institutions in West Virginia as a way to provide resources and guidelines to keep West Virginians safe as well as to address the specific needs of people with disabilities and the elderly as it relates to fire safety and prevention. It is also a great resource for people with disabilities, their families and caregivers to use when assessing the safety of their home. To learn more visit:
These classes are not meant to take the place of professional safety courses or guidelines, but can start you on your way to improving the safety of your home and surroundings.
If you enjoy the classes and would like to learn more about skills development, please contact the West Virginia Center For Independent Living nearest you for more information.