Nick Linton works for Fire and Emergency New Zealand (formally The New Zealand Fire Service). He has a special interest in the safety of disabled people in fire and emergencies, in particular, the needs of the Deaf and hard of hearing community. He is half Deaf due to an accident in college and has associated vestibular disturbance and tinnitus and so has lived experience of the difficulties faced by this community. He is also fluent in New Zealand Sign Language and holds university papers in disability. He has worked extensively with Deaf and hard of hearing communities and is a strong advocate for the community having specialized smoke alarm alerting devices to provide early warning of a fire starting.
Presentation: Fire Safety for the Deaf and hard of hearing
This presentation covers the basics of fire safety as well as shedding light on the types of technology available for Deaf and hard of hearing people in fire and emergencies.