Monthly Archives: October 2014

Multi-Agency Sheltering/Sheltering Support Plan Template (MASPT)

The purpose of the Multi-Agency Sheltering/Sheltering Support Plan Template (MASPT) is to supplement a jurisdiction’s Emergency Operations Plan and/or Mass Care Annex and is intended to provide guidance and suggested procedures for a jurisdiction to consider in the development of a sheltering plan that focuses on their role of managing and/or supporting sheltering activities. Two years in the works, the comprehensive multi-agency sheltering document was developed in coordination with FEMA Headquarters and Regional Mass Care staff, the American Red Cross, the Salvation Army, State Mass Care Coordinators, local emergency management, and the FEMA Office of Disability Integration and Coordination.  The template is based on best practices and concepts that have been proven during previous disasters.

Multi-Agency Sheltering/Sheltering Support Plan Template (MASPT)

NMCS Webinar: “How Task Forces Strengthen Mass Care Preparedness and Response”

The National Mass Care Council hosted another installment of the NMCS webinar series on Nov 12 at 3pm EST. The topic of the webinar was: “How Task Forces Strengthen Mass Care Preparedness and Response”, emphasizing how Multi-Agency Task Forces have become an important resource for effective preparedness and response during times of disaster. This NMCS Webinar discussed the evolution of Task Forces and their use in various operations—a Disaster Incident, a Mass Care Exercise and a National Community Event. Presenters include:

Bob Brand, FEMA

Johnny Hatten, State of Maryland

Ed Haen, Alaska Fire Service

Peggy Mott, FEMA

Jenni Ragland, The Salvation Army, Alaska

Pam Spring, State of Maryland

Webinar details:

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

3:00 – 4:00 p.m. EST

Click here for Webinar Recording

(Closed Captioning Included)

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National Mass Care Webinar Series: “Benefits of Implementing the Donated Resources Policy”

On Wednesday, September 17, the National Mass Care Council hosted the webinar, “Benefits of Implementing the Donated Resources Policy,” with over 150 participants. The panel of presenters represented federal agencies, state government, and voluntary agencies:

  • Greg Bosko, FEMA
  • Dante Gliniecki, State of Missouri
  • Kam Kennedy, American Red Cross
  • Mike Pickeral, FEMA
  • Jennifer Poitras, State of Colorado
  • Susamma Seeley, Catholic Charities

During the webinar speakers discussed the history of the National Mass Care Exercise, the exercise provided an overview of the revised Donated Resources Policy, the process for applying the Policy during disasters, actual State implementation experience and benefits derived, and its relevance to Emergency Management Program Grants (EMPG). The presentation slides from this presentation are available here. The webinar, “Benefits of Implementing the Donated Resources Policy” is now available on demand here and you can view the slides here.

Please let us know about your experience with the fourth installment of the National Mass Care Strategy Webinar Series by leaving feedback on our Get Involved page. We encourage you to keep the conversation going on the web at www.NationalMassCareStrategy.org and on Twitter @mass_care.