Pat going upstairs w FF

Areas of Expertise

Emergency Egress and Fire and Life Safety for Persons with Disabilities

Betty Dion has been a strong advocate for equitable fire and life safety. She is currently the Chairperson of Accessibility Standards Canada’s Technical Committee on Emergency Egress charged with developing a standard ensuring safe and accessible evacuation from buildings for people with disabilities.

Betty is also the author of numerous publications on disaster risk reduction:

  • UNESCO - Guidelines on Inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction: Early Warning and Broadcasting
  • Fire and Life Safety for Persons with Disabilities Kit - 7 publications
  • Government of Canada : Planning for Safety: Evacuating people who need assistance in an emergency – A guide for building managers and occupants