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Preparedness Plans

Resources

Disability in Conflict and Emergencies Fact Sheet which provides analysis and suggestions for decreasing risk to individuals.


Preparedness Plans / County / City

Practice: Updated guidance on the fundamentals of planning and development of Emergency Operations Plans (EOP).

Location: Any local community

Brief Description: FEMA's Comprehensive Preparedness Guide (CPG) 101 Version 2.0 which provides guidance on the fundamentals of planning and development of Emergency Operations Plans (EOP). Following the initial release of CPG 101 in March 2009, FEMA solicited additional input from Federal, state, territorial, tribal, local, and private sector stakeholders, which led to the development of a more user-friendly document that reflects recent initiatives and the current planning environment. CPG 101 Version 2.0 encourages emergency and homeland security managers to engage the whole community in addressing all of the risks that might impact their jurisdictions.

Contact Information:

Website: http://www.fema.gov/pdf/about/divisions/npd/CPG_101_V2.pdf


Preparedness Plans / Business

Practice: Together Prepared is a county-wide effort to enhance community, organization, and neighborhood preparedness, with an emphasis on the needs of vulnerable populations.

Location: Douglas County, Kansas

Brief Description and Contact Information: See best of the best practice sites

Resources

Building evacuation preparedness guide http://www.cdihp.org/evacuation/toc.html
An instructional manual, Evacuation Preparedness Guide, covers legal issues, plan creation, and drills for building evacuation with a focus on people with disabilities.


Preparedness Plans / County / City

Practice: A resource for local public health agencies throughout the nation to develop plans and build local and regional capacity for responding to an act of bioterrorism or other public health emergency.

Location: Any county, King County, Washington

Brief Description: Best practice tools to enhance planning efforts for public health, strengthening emergency response through a healthcare coalition, planning and managing for isolation and quarantine, equity in emergency response, public health planning for vulnerable populations, managing surge response and public health workforce activation, and Speak First: communicating effectively in times of crisis and uncertainty.

Contact Information:

Seattle - King County Advanced Practice Center
401 5th Ave., Suite 1300
Seattle, WA 98104
Voice: (206) 296-4600
Website: http://www.advancedpracticetoolkits.com/


Preparedness Plans / County / City

Practice: Disaster plan providing Section VI and VII covering transportation issues and shelter management guidelines on county level.

Location: Washaura County, Wisconsin

Brief Description: This overall disaster and evacuation framework response contains two sections for individuals with special needs needing requiring varying levels of assistance.

Contact Information:
Waushara County Courthouse
209 S. Saint Marie St.
Wautoma, WI 54982
Web Site: www.co.waushara.wi.us/images/DHS Disaster Response Plan.pdf


Preparedness Plans / Individual

Practice: A comprehensive form to help guide families with disabilities in creating their disaster preparedness plans.

Location: Any family with children

Brief Description: This comprehensive guide takes the perspective of a parent developing a preparedness plan for the families with children while ensuring the unique needs of the child with disabilities are also addressed. It is a good planning tool with the appropriate check list, forms, supplies, etc. It also has an excellent section called Tips to Help Families Support their Children.

Contact Information:
Consortium for Infant and Child Health Children (CINCH) with Special Health Care Needs Work Group, nonprofit organization
Website: http://www.facebook.com/CINCHCoalition
Guide: http://www.chkd.org/documents/CareConnections/EmergencyPreparednessforFamilies.pdf

Preparedness Plans / Individual

Practice: A comprehensive form to help guide families in creating their disaster preparedness plans.

Location: University of Missouri Extension Fire and Rescue Training Institute

Brief Description: This website provides an expandable form to guide people in creating a disaster plan for their families and pets. It guides the family to identify meeting areas, emergency contacts and to record important information about their home, finances and insurance. The form can be filled electronically or printed and filled out by hand. Extensions to the form are available to add additional family members or pets.

Contact Information:
University of Missouri Fire and Rescue Training Institute
Voice: 1-800-869-3476
Website: http://extension.missouri.edu/publications/DisplayPub.aspx?P=EMW1011

Preparedness Plans / Individual

Practice: Disaster checklist for people with special needs.

Location: Nassau County, New York

Brief Description: Recognizing that a plan for disaster and evacuation differs for all individuals, this suggested list of general and additional emergency needs can be used for “sheltering-in-place” or for a “grab-and-go” kit to be taken to a shelter.

Contact Information:
Nassua County Office of Emergency Management
Voice: (516) 573-0636
Website:
http://www.nassaucountyny.gov/agencies/OEM/prepare/disastersp.html

Preparedness Plans / Individual

Practice: A comprehensive tool kit designed for people with disabilities to create preparedness plans.

Location: Center on Community Accessibility/CDRC and Oregon Health & Science University

Brief Description: This Emergency Preparedness Tool Kit for People with Disabilities provides 10 steps to creating an emergency preparedness plan and includes preparedness tips for all types of emergencies, and associated safety and preparedness supplies, equipment and checklists.

Contact Information:
Voice: (503) 494-3331
Website: http://www.ohsu.edu/oidd/cca/
Tool Kit: This excellent document is copyrighted and requires permission to use in any format.

Preparedness Plans / Individual

Practice: A form and steps to help guide families in creating their disaster preparedness plans.

Location: Sedgwick County Emergency Management, Wichita Kansas

Brief Description: The Emergency Preparedness Guidelines is for the general as well as functional needs populations. The brochure was modified to include functional needs, pets, seniors, and an expansion of contact information and medications.

Contact Information:
Voice: (316) 660-5959
Website: http://www.sedgwickcounty.org/emermgmt/
Form: http://disabilityprepared.ku.edu/~lsiprepared/files/EPguidelines.pdf


Preparedness Plans / Service Animals

Practice: Companion Animal Mobile Equipment Trailer (CAMET) and animal shelter training emergency preparedness.

Location: Any county, North Carolina

Brief Description: To use animal shelters and the Companion Animal Mobile Equipment Trailers located throughout the state to assist counties with the sheltering of pets before, during, or after a disaster. These training modules, related forms, and manual provide a systematic approach for animal care, including facility assessment, staffing, locations, animal language, abandonment, rescue, and other issues volunteers and shelter staff will address in natural or man-made disasters.

Contact Information:
NCDA&CS Emergency Programs Division
1035 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699
Voice and TDD: (919) 807-4300
Website: http://www.ncagr.gov/oep/Sheltering/index.htm

Preparedness Plans / Service Animals

Practice: An emergency sheltering plan developed by the Douglas County Humane Society to provide shelter and care for animals in disasters until they can be reunited with their owners or relocated.

Location: Douglas County, Kansas

Brief Description and Contact Information: See Best of the Best Practices

Preparedness Plans / Service Animals

Practice: Mass care and sheltering program for local communities during large-scale emergencies.

Location: Any county, Alabama

Brief Description: With two shelters in place to house 3,500 pets and 1,500 large animals, the state worked with other organizations to develop local programs and forms, e.g., Pet Intake Form, Cage Card, and In Field Form.

Contact Information:
Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries Emergency Programs
Homeland Security
P.O. Box 3336
Montgomery, AL 36109-0336
Voice and TDD: (334) 240-7278
Website: http://alsart.org/pet_shelter_update.aspx?sm=e_g

Preparedness Plans / Service Animals

Practice: Animal care preparedness program to initiate before disasters or emergencies.

Location: Reno County, Kansas

Reptiles, pocket pets, horses, cats, dogs, birds—each has special emergency kit guide tips in this animal care program that also offers a pre-plan worksheet and Spanish section to best prepare for emergency situations.

Contact Information:
Amber Slankard
P.O. Box 1446
Hutchinson, KS 67504
Website: http://artrc.org/

Preparedness Plans / Service Animals

Practice: Pre-hurricane action plan for pet owners.

Location: Sarasota County, Florida

Brief Description: Besides a checklist of things to do before an emergency, Sarasota County also has pet rules explained for each of the emergency shelters that are also listed.

Contact Information:
Voice and TDD: (941) 861-5000
Website: http://www.scgov.net/emergencyservices/FamilyPrep/petplan.asp


Preparedness Plans / Training

Practice: Online continuing education training for health, emergency management and staff of agencies serving vulnerable populations.

Location: KS-TRAIN and TRAIN Internet educational systems

Brief Description: Free TRAIN Internet educational system courses (for Kansans https://ks.train.org, all others www.train.org) for trainers and non-trainers.

The 75-minute course for trainers is: Planning for Disaster-Related Risk and Functional Needs of People with Disabilities: Train-The-Trainer (course #1026720). For persons not planning to ever teach, a one-hour course is available under the following title and course number: Planning for Disaster-Related Risk and Functional Needs of People with Disabilities (course #1026403).

A two-hour introductory course titled, Ready, Willing, & Able (course #1020884), on disability etiquette and evacuation tips to assist people with physical, sensory or cognitive disabilities. A one-hour course titled, Animal Emergency Preparedness: How to Keep Your Service Animals and Pets Safe in Natural and Manmade Disasters (course #1025307).

Contact Information:
Research and Training Center on Independent Living
Kansas University
1000 Sunnyside Ave, Dole Center, Room 4089
Lawrence, KS 66045-7555
Voice and TDD: (785) 864-4095   (785) 864-4095
Email: catr@ku.edu
Website: http://disabilityprepared.ku.edu/ (click on education and training picture)

Preparedness Plans / Training

Practice: A strategic plan for extending training and education at the local level.

Location: State of Kansas

Brief Description: A strategic plan for extending training and education at the local level is available for trainers and policy developers to surmise how to best fill the gaps in current training and education. It summarizes existing educational opportunities and limitations and establishes a set of learning competencies. Competencies are listed for basic, intermediate and advanced skills for first responders and for people with disabilities and service providers.

Contact Information:
Research and Training Center on Independent Living
Kansas University
1000 Sunnyside Ave, Dole Center, Room 4089
Lawrence, KS 66045-7555
Voice and TDD: (785) 864-4095
Email: catr@ku.edu
Website: http://www.nobodyleftbehind2.org

Preparedness Plans / Training

Practice: Neighborhood-oriented approach to emergency preparedness.

Location: Pierce County, Washington

Brief Description: Pierce County Neighborhood Emergency Teams operate with the premise that people are better prepared for emergencies if they and their neighborhoods are prepared know what to expect during times of disaster, what to do, and how to come together in an organized, timely response as explained in this brochure at http://www.co.pierce.wa.us/xml/abtus/ourorg/dem/pcnet%20brochure.pdf

Contact Information:
Emergency Management Division
2501 South 35th St.
Tacoma, WA 98409-7405
Voice and TDD: (253) 798-7470
Email: pcemermgmt@co.pierce.wa.us
Website: http://www.co.pierce.wa.us/pc/abtus/ourorg/dem/pcnet.htm

Preparedness Plans / Training

Practice: Provide training and assistance to community-based organizations to help them prepare for disasters.

Location: King County, Washington

Brief Description: VPAT works collaboratively with community based organizations to ensure that no one group is more impacted than another in an emergency. VPAT helps service providers get prepared, stay prepared and be ready to respond to their clients needs during times of disaster.

Contact Information:
Robin Pfohman
VPAT Program Manager
Voice and TDD: 206-263-8759
Robin.Pfohman@kingcounty.gov
Website: http://www.kingcounty.gov/healthservices/health/preparedness/VPAT.aspx

Preparedness Plans / Training

Practice: Collaborative toolkit for agencies working to meet the needs of individuals with special needs during disasters.

Location: Any County; King County, Washington

Brief Description: Templates, references, case studies—Meeting the Needs of Vulnerable Populations Equity in Emergency Response site has these and other resources for organizations to develop collaborative agency plans for emergency response.

Contact information:
Public Health-Seattle and King County
401 Fifth Ave., Suite 1300
Seattle, WA 98104-2333
Website: http://www.vulnerablepopulation.com/


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