Getting Real - The 2010 Inclusive Emergency Management National Capacity Building Training Conference

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"Getting Real" - 2010 Inclusive Emergency Management National Capacity Building Training Conference
September 22-24, 2010 Renaissance Baltimore Harbor Place Hotel, 202 East Pratt Street Baltimore, MD

In March, 2010, FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate said, “We don’t plan for easy in FEMA, we plan for real.” And virtually every community across the United States, as much as 50 percent of the population, needs assistance to prepare for emergencies and disasters.

Among them, 20 percent of Americans have disabilities and may have access and functional needs that will affect their ability to read or understand preparedness information, hear alerts and warnings, utilize accessible transportation during an evacuation, maintain their independence in a shelter, find accessible housing if theirs has been destroyed, access services to enable them to return to work and deal with a myriad of other challenges. Despite this, real progress towards real preparedness is being made in communities that are committed to emergency planning that is inclusive of the participation and requirements of people with access and functional needs.

The “Getting Real” training conference was intended for members of the disability and emergency management communities. The 3-day interactive training conference brought the disability and emergency management community leaders together from across the country to build national capacity for inclusive emergency management practices, and the conference honored September as National Preparedness Month by training stakeholders in inclusive practices. This conference prepared leaders for post-training responsibility to engage and educate others on how to effectively collaborate in emergency preparedness and disaster response and recovery.

The conference was hosted by FEMA’s Office of Disability Integration and Coordination with partners from the FEMA National Protection and Preparedness Directorate, Individual & Community Preparedness Division; the Interagency Coordinating Council on Emergency Preparedness and Individuals with Disabilities; the National Council on Disability; the Department of Justice; the Department of Health and Human Services; the U.S. Department of Homeland, Security Science and Technology Directorate; the American Red Cross, and in coordination with the FEMA Emergency Management Institute.

Day 1 - Speakers

TitleWelcome to Conference
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Marcie Roth, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Office of Disability Integration and Coordination

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TitleIntroduction of Administrator Fugate by Sheree Fugate
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Sheree Weldon-Fugate
Administrator Craig Fugate, Federal Emergency Management Agency

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TitleEmergency Management
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David Garratt, FEMA

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TitleDisability Access and Functional Needs Introduction
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Richard Devylder, US Department of Transportation and Gary Talbot, Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Disability

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TitleDisability Rights and Laws - What you need to know
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William Lynch, US Department of Justice

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TitleEmergency Management Across the Federal Partners
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Interagency Coordinating Council on Emergency Preparedness and Individuals with Disabilities: Brian Parsons, Homeland Security, Moira M. Shea, Health and Human Services, Laurel Radow, Department of Transportation and Cheryl J. King, Federal Communications Commission

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TitleAccessibility Tools for Community Engagement
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Nicshan Floyd, Office of Accessible System and Technology Department of Homeland Security

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TitleStrengthening Community Preparedness
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David Kaufman, Federal Emergency Management Agency

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Day 2 - Speakers

TitleWelcome and Introduction of Mary Troupe
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Curtis Brown, US House of Representatives Homeland Security Committee

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TitleInclusive Emergency Preparedness
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Mary Troupe, Mississippi Coalition of Citizens with Disabilities

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TitleFacilitated Workshop Overview
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Rebecca Siceloff, Federal Emergency Management Agency
Debbie Fulmer, Department of Homeland Security
Trevor Riggen, American Red Cross

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TitleRegional Compilation Reports and Discussion
Introduction of Administrator Craig Fugate
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June Kailes, Harris Family CDHP, Western University
Administrator Craig Fugate, Federal Emergency Management Agency

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Day 3 - Speakers

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Opening for Day 3

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Marcie Roth, Federal Emergency Management Agency

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Finding the Experts

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Jason McNamara, Federal Emergency Management Agency

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Housing and Recovery #1

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Lumumba Yancey, Federal Emergency Management Agency

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Housing and Recovery #2

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Stephen Miller, Federal Emergency Management Agency

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Housing and Recovery #3

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David Lebsack, FEMA Region VI, Denton, TX

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TitleDialogue on Education and Training
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Andy Mitchell, Federal Emergency Management Agency

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TitleDialogue on Grants and Funding
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Elizabeth Harman, Federal Emergency Management Agency

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TitleIntegrated Community Planning - Where It All Gets Real
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Corey Gruber, Federal Emergency Management Agency

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TitleFederal Resources for Inclusive Emergency Management
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Marcie Roth, Federal Emergency Management Agency

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07/24/2014 - 16:00
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