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Response Planning for People with Access and Functional Needs in Rural America
September 14, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hosted by the Rural Domestic Preparedness
Consortium (RDPC) and FEMA Region X, this
virtual, two-day course is designed to assist in
preparing communities to meet the assistance
and safety needs of older adults, and people with
access and functional needs during a crisis event
in rural communities using an approach with the
Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Whole
Community initiative. Due to the expected diverse
student population, general information regarding
crisis planning and response (incident command
system (ICS), National Incident Management
System (NIMS), etc.) will be discussed, flowing
into a narrower discussion regarding the needs
and care issues of older adults. Included in the
discussion are short and long-term care, pet care,
medication, and the need for durable medical
equipment and healthcare.