Category Archives: Webinars

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

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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.

National Mass Care Webinar Series: “National Mass Care Exercise: Helping to Build State Capability”

On Tuesday, March 4, 2014, the National Mass Care Council hosted the 2nd installment of the National Mass Care Strategy webinar series– “National Mass Care Exercise: Helping to Build the State Capability”. The panel of presenters represented government, private sector and voluntary agencies:

  • Michael Whitehead – State of Florida
  • Sue Bush – State of Washington
  • Brian Head – Sysco Corporation
  • Jono Anzalone – American Red Cross

During the webinar speakers discussed the history of the National Mass Care Exercise, the exercise experience and lessons learned and how mass care exercises can be used to build state capability. The presentation slides from this presentation are available here. The webinar, “National Mass Care Exercise: Helping to Build State Capability“, is now available on demand.

Please let us know about your experience with the second installment of the National Mass Care Strategy Webinar Series by participating in our survey. We encourage you to keep the conversation going on the web at www.NationalMassCareStrategy.org  and on Twitter @mass_care.

Upcoming Webinar: Promising Practices for the Whole Community – Part One

FEMA’s Office of Disability Integration and Coordination (ODIC) announces the first of our yearlong series of webinars on promising practices for the inclusion of people with disabilities and others with access and functional needs in emergency preparedness and disaster response and recovery.

Currently most disaster and emergency response systems do not adequately address the communication access needs of people who are deaf or hard of hearing, causing a lack of access to important and lifesaving information and services. The complexities of language and cultural differences pose serious barriers to first responders and emergency providers in reaching people who are deaf or hard of hearing. Sign language interpreters are key cultural and linguistic linkages providing access to actionable information. The Office for Access and Functional Needs (OAFN) was created within California Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) in 2008 with the purpose of identifying the needs of people with disabilities before, during and after a disaster and integrating disability needs and resources into all aspects of emergency management systems. Cal OES, through OAFN established the Disaster Response Interpreter (DRI) training program to credential certified sign language interpreters, formalizing a statewide system of securing and deploying qualified interpreters during a disaster to provide communication access for Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals. This Webinar will provide an overview of California’s DRI Program with recommendations on how this promising practice can be replicated.

When: March 11, 2014     2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. EDT

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National Mass Care Exercise: Helping to Build State Capability

Webinar Series

“National Mass Care Exercise:  Helping to Build State Capability”

Tuesday, March 4, 2014, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. EST

Presenters

Jono Anzalone, American Red Cross

Sue Bush, State of Washington

Brian Head, Sysco Corporation

Michael Whitehead, State of Florida

 

Presentation

This National Mass Care Strategy webinar will focus on the integration of state, local, nongovernmental organizations and private sector as they participate in National Mass Care Exercises and apply lessons learned in life sustaining disaster response.

Connectivity:

Teleconference number:

800-320-4330, Pin: 524627

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