We’ve seen recently the impact natural disaster can have on communities. In recent months, tornados have devastated Alabama, Joplin, Mo., and other areas across the U.S. A tsunami caused by an 8.9 magnitude earthquake that rocked Japan, and an estimated one million Haitians were left homeless after a 2010 earthquake. These events are reminders that emergency preparedness is not to be taken lightly.
The National Terrorism Preparedness Institute at St. Petersburg College is hosting a webinar next Wednesday, June 22, on the importance of including people with access and functional needs in emergency and disaster planning. The webinar will focus on relatively new FEMA division, the Office of Disability Integration and Coordination.
The webcast panel includes:
Marcie Roth, Director of the ODIC
Richard Devylder, Senior Advisor for Accessible Transportation, U.S. Department of Transportation
June Isaacson Kailes, Disability Policy Consultant, Western University (Calif.)
Planning for the Whole Community
June 22, 2011
2-3 p.m. ET
Register at: https://terrorism.spcollege.edu/Broadcasts/LRBroadcast.aspx
(This webinar includes captions, an ASL interpreter and DVS)
Questions about this webinar can be director to Chris Littlewood of the NTPI at email@example.com or (727) 498-2059.