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NOTICE UNDER THE AMERICANS WITH

DISABILITIES ACT

 

In accordance with the requirements of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Kootenai County Fire & Rescue will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in its services, programs, or activities.

 

Employment: Kootenai County Fire & Rescue does not discriminate on the basis of disability in its hiring or employment practices and complies with all regulations promulgated by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission under Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

 

Effective Communication: Kootenai County Fire & Rescue will generally, upon request, provide appropriate aids and services leading to effective communication for qualified persons with disabilities so they can participate equally in KCFR programs, services, and activities. This includes qualified sign language interpreters, documents in Braille, and other ways of making information and communications accessible to people who have speech, hearing, or vision impairments.

 

Modifications to Policies and Procedures: Kootenai County Fire & Rescue will make all reasonable modifications to policies and procedures to ensure that people with disabilities have an equal opportunity to enjoy all its programs, services, and activities. For example, individuals with service animals are welcomed in our facilities, even where pets are generally prohibited.

 

Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication, or a modification of policies or procedures to participate in a program, service, or activity, should contact the following individual as soon as possible but no later than two (2) business days prior to the scheduled event.

 

Jayme Nipp, ADA Coordinator

(208) 777-8500

jaymen@kootenaifire.com

 

The ADA does not require Kootenai County Fire & Rescue to take any action that would fundamentally alter the nature of its programs or services, or impose an undue financial or administrative burden.

 

Complaints that a program, service, or activity of Kootenai County Fire & Rescue is not accessible to persons with disabilities should be directed to:

 

c/o Jayme Nipp, ADA Coordinator

Human Resources

1590 E. Seltice Way

Post Falls, ID  83854

jaymen@kootenaifire.com

 

Kootenai County Fire & Rescue will not place a surcharge on a particular individual with a disability or any group of individuals with disabilities to cover the cost of providing auxiliary aids/services or reasonable modifications of policy, such as retrieving items from locations that are open to the public but are not accessible to persons who use wheelchairs.

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