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Part 3 - Strategies for First Responders when dealing with people with disabilities in emergency situations

Topics:
  • Other Disaster Relief

Part 3- Strategies for an Inclusive Emergency Plan is part of the 3rd session of this educational project on the Emergency Preparedness Manual for People with Disabilities.
Thursday, July 22,  2021    |    1:00 PM –   3:30 PM ET [English]

The National Preparedness Division from the Puerto Rico Caribbean Area Office for FEMA Region 2 in partnership with the PR Core Advisory Groups (PR CAGS) will be providing Part 3 of the Emergency Management Preparedness: Strategies for First Responders when dealing with people with disabilities in emergency situations. Parts 1 & 2 were conducted in March and June this year and covered the basics of this topic. Now, agencies will have the opportunity to get the detailed information regarding emergency planning and how to avoid the pitfalls commonly experienced while dealing with people with disabilities in emergency situations.

Betzaida Ramos and Myrainne Roa from MAVI/Puerto Rico Core Advisory Groups will provide specific strategies for identifying where emergency plans typically fall short for people with disabilities and alternatives on how to make emergency plans more inclusive for everyone.  Ultimately, participants will receive the information required to review and update their emergency plans to ensure EVERYONE's safety in the face of future disasters. 

Who should attend? Emergency managers, municipal, state, federal government and interagency coordinators.