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Please see below for information about webinars and other events of interest to the emergency management Whole of Community – including the general public, governments, and voluntary, community-based and faith-based organizations active in disaster.
► Tuesday, August 5, 12:00 – 2:00pm ET
Disaster Logistics Coordination and Planning with the Private Sector
Location: FEMA Headquarters, Room M01 – 500 C St SW, Washington, DC 20472
RSVP: Email by Friday, August 1, 2014
FEMA’s efforts to strengthen operational coordination with the private sector span the breadth of the Agency’s programs and core functions. You are invited hear about a new direction in non-procurement logistics coordination and planning during disasters; learn how FEMA seeks and uses information from the private sector when coordinating logistical support; and participate in a question and answer session on this topic with FEMA senior executives.
FEMA’s Logistics Management Directorate (LMD) traditionally supports state, local, tribal and territorial governments during disasters by providing goods like food, water, and other essential items that may be in short supply after a disaster. FEMA Logistics is now developing a new approach that incorporates the organic capabilities of organizations within and around communities affected by disasters, to support their ongoing role in providing goods and services after disaster. This webinar will explore:
  • FEMA’s disaster logistics processes and capabilities related to disasters
  • Private sector disaster logistics and supply chain processes and capabilities related to maintaining or re-establishing goods and services after disasters
  • Mutual expectations during disasters and steady state
  • Existing processes that are available through FEMA to help the private sector overcome logistical challenges related to business restoration following a disaster
  • Planning information requirements by FEMA Logistics and the private sector
Moderator: Jeanie Moore, Acting Director, Private Sector Division/External Affairs/FEMA
  • Vision 2015: Reshaping FEMA Logistics around Inherent Community Capabilities
    Jeff Dorko, Assistant Administrator, Logistics Management Division, FEMA
  • Future Planning: All-Source Information for Future Planning
    Josh Dozor, Acting Director, Planning/Operations Response and Recovery, FEMA
  • Perspective from the Field: How it all Comes Together
    Mike Lapinski, Federal Coordinating Officer, FEMA
► Wednesday, August 6, 1:00 2:30pm ET
Inclusive Emergency Management Webinar:
Utilizing Advisory Groups to develop integrated Emergency Management plans to meet the needs of the Whole Community
Presented by: David Schaad Field Operations Chief with FEMA Office of Disability Integration and Coordination
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The Inclusive Emergency Management Webinar will stimulate discussion and thought about how emergency managers might affect disability inclusion by utilizing disability advisory groups across all phases of disasters including preparedness, response, recovery, mitigation and protection. The webinar is designed to help emergency managers at all levels identify gaps and will offer suggestions and best practices to move forward.
Webinar objectives include:
  • Learn how Federal Regulations and Laws require access for all citizens in three primary areas - communication which includes accessible notification; physical access and; access to programs, goods and services and how this applied to emergency management plans
  • Discuss the model of advisory groups and how they have effectively been utilized to support planning at local and state level
  • Identify resources and community partners to assist in planning with and for adults and children with disabilities, and others with access and functional needs
► Wednesday, August 6, 2:00pm ET
FEMA Intergovernmental Webinar Series – Disaster Assistance Resources for Individuals
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This webinar will provide participants with a better understanding of the disaster assistance resources that are available for individuals during a federally declared disaster.  Presentations will explain the disaster assistance process and emphasize best practices for individuals to use when applying for assistance. The presentations also will discuss resources for those with access and function needs, including those with limited English proficiency.
Representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Individual Assistance Division, Voluntary Agency Liaison and Donations Management Section and National Processing Service Center will present. The Small Business Administration also will present on their disaster assistance resources for individuals.
► Monday, August 11, 9:00am – 4:00pm ET
Faithful Readiness: An Emergency Preparedness Workshop for the Faith Community
A collaborative effort between the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Department of Homeland Security Center for Faith-based & Neighborhood Partnerships, a Center of the White House Office of Faith-based & Neighborhood Partnerships and state and local partners.
Location: FEMA Region III Headquarters, 615 Chestnut Street, 7th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Accommodation requests: Please see below
This workshop will help faith and/or community leaders:
  • Start “Developing a High Quality Emergency Operations Plan for your House of Worship” to respond to an emergency/incident, including guidance to address an active shooter scenario
  • Connect with new partners ready to help support your house of worship & community prepare for emergencies
  • Begin the process to receive a certificate from the Emergency Management Institute and earn Continuing Education Units
In addition to Monday, a limited number of 1-hour small group technical assistance sessions will be available August 12, 2014, from 9:00am – 1:00pm.
If you need reasonable accommodation, please indicate that in your registration by August 1st, 2014, and contact Reasonable accommodations will be provided to attendees who have communication access needs, including Limited English Proficiency.
► Wednesday, August 13, 3:30 – 4:30pm ET
Introduction to Functional Assistance Service Team (FAST)
Presented by Kim Sackman, Emergency Services Coordinator, CA Department of Social Services
This training is an introduction to the FAST Program developed in California to provide trained staff to conduct a functional assessment of people with disabilities and others with access and functional needs as they arrive at shelters. This webinar will discuss how FAST members are trained to work with shelter staff and other emergency response workers to meet the immediate needs of the shelter residents. FAST members help to develop and implement reasonable accommodations and generate resource requests for equipment and supplies that will allow shelter residents with disabilities and/or access and functional needs to remain in a general population shelter while maintaining their health, safety and independence.
►Tuesday, August 19, 3:00 – 4:00 pm ET
Emergency Preparedness Tools & Resources for Faith-Based & Community Organizations
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The purpose of this webinar is to provide participants with information on emergency preparedness tools, resources and engagement strategies that are available to faith-based and community leaders and emergency managers. Presentations will explain how faith-based and community-based organizations can engage in National Preparedness Month 2014 and National PrepareAthon Day! activities. The presentations will also highlight engagement best practices at the state and local level between faith-based and community leaders and emergency managers to prepare faith and community-based organizations and the larger community.
Representatives from the Georgia Emergency Management Agency, County of Los Angeles Office of Emergency Management and Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Department’s Office of Emergency Management will present. The Small Business Administration Center for Faith-based & Community Initiatives and Department of Homeland Security Center for Faith-based & Neighborhood Partnerships, will also bring greeting and remarks in support of getting houses of worship and community organizations engaging in preparedness activities.
► Monday, September 15, 1:00 – 2:30pm ET
Evacuation Planning & Response: Integrating Access and Functional Needs
Presented By Richard Devylder, California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services
This webinar will introduction participants to the topic of emergency evacuation and transportation planning inclusive of the needs of individuals with access and functional needs. Webinar objectives include:
  • Learn how to incorporate access and functional needs in all phases of evacuation and transportation emergency planning and response
  • Identify resources to assist in planning with and for adults and children with disabilities and others with access and functional needs


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08/06/2014 - 12:26
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