Tuesday, January 21, 2020
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
This class is full. You will be added to the waitlist.
This eight-hour course is designed to educate participants on the planning efforts needed ensure the safety of those with functional needs, particularly those housed in assisted-living facilities and nursing homes during a crisis event. Because of their restrictions and gaps in community support, rural people with functional needs are at greater risk of injury and death during a crisis event than those living in suburban and urban areas. These people require specialized care, transportation, shelter, and medical needs that must be considered before the crisis occurs. This tuition free course will expose participants to the benefits of developing comprehensive emergency response plans for those most vulnerable during a crisis — the elderly and children, anyone with limited English proficiency, people with disabilities, and anyone from a minority culture.
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
To access FEMA's Independent Study Courses, please follow this link: FEMA IS Courses
The course target audience is emergency responders, city government officials, county government officials, state government officials, non-governmental agencies, community leaders, health professionals, volunteers, local community groups, business and corporations with local presence, professionals from retirement, nursing, and assisted living facilities, and long-term care facilities.
Skagit County DEM
2911 E. College Way
Mt. Vernon, WA 98273
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Phone: (360) 416-1860
Damaris Deschner Li
Phone: (253) 512-7049