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Emergency Response and Disability for First Responders
Respuesta de Emergencia e Impedimentos para los Equipos de Primera Respuesta
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
2:00 PM EST – 3:00 PM EST
Location: Online Webinar
In order to best assist individuals with disabilities in an emergency situation, first responders must be aware of the preparation needed in serving this community. Flexibility and creativity may be called for in order to insure individuals who have disabilities are able to access emergency services and to do so effectively. This webinar will address the issues of physical, communication, and programmatic access as well as the responders’ need to understand the potential unique challenges facing this segment of the population and how to serve them in a respectful manner. First responders and community emergency preparedness teams will primarily benefit from this presentation, but individuals with disabilities may also find it useful in communicating their needs in an emergency situation.
Linda Landers, MPA
Regional Disability Integration Specialist
U. S. Department of Homeland Security
Federal Emergency Management Agency-Region 6
800 North Loop 288
Denton, TX 76209
(940) 230-6765 Cell
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Region 6 is firmly committed to providing equal access to its programs, services and materials. Please contact me if you would like to request an accommodation or to obtain information in alternative formats.