Reduced mobility

Physical Impairment/Limited Mobility/Reduced Manual Dexterity

A person with a physical impairment or limited mobility is not necessarily at greater risk of fire. However if a fire should occur, they may be slow or unable to vacate the property in a safe and timely manner.

Reduced manual dexterity may increase the likelihood of a fire, particularly from smoking or other household activities.

For individuals who are bed dependent or bariatric, in the event of a fire, escape will not be an option. The biggest risk to these individuals is from smoking.

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