FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate's mantra is "We don't plan for easy in FEMA, we plan for real." Over 50% of our communities will need assistance in an emergency with 20% likely to have disabilities affecting their ability to understand preparedness information, hear alerts and get out of their building. In 2007, NFPA published the first step by step guide for preparing a personal emergency evacuation plan from any building for people with disabilities on March 2, 2007. This session will look at development of personal evacuation plans using the "Guide" and how they practice them. Using NFPA's Emergency Evacuation Planning for People with Disabilities is the first step to "Getting Real".