Man vs. Machinery Incidents: Are You Prepared? – Webinar

Although CERT isn’t directly involved with response this still may be a seminar of interest and benefit.

Man vs. Machinery Incidents: Are You Prepared?
Date: December 29, 2015
Time: 3:00 PM EST / 2:00 PM CST / 12:00 PM PST / 8:00 PM GMT

Event Description:
A variety of machinery-entrapment situations are presented. Students learn how to effectively operate at these incidents from scene size-up until the disentanglement is complete. The focus is on looking at the big picture to realizing that not all disentanglements need to be complex. Lock-out/tag-out, equipment options, medical considerations, and actual incidents are discussed.

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Webinar: Local Partnerships between the American Red Cross and CERT

 

The American Red Cross and Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT) serve communities throughout the United States in a variety of ways before, during, and after emergencies. But while both programs accomplish a great deal individually, they can do even more when they work together. As partners, CERT and American Red Cross programs and volunteers can work to advance their mutual goals of increasing the preparedness and resilience of local neighborhoods and communities and offering vital assistance and support in the aftermath of disasters.
The FEMA Individual and Community Preparedness Division invites you to join a webinar that showcases partnerships between local American Red Cross chapters and CERT programs. Three sets of American Red Cross and CERT programs serving three jurisdictions will discuss how they are working together to make their communities safer, stronger, and more resilient. Presenters will share how they established their partnerships, what lessons they learned from the experience, and how their collaboration benefitted their programs and communities. The webinar will conclude with a question and answer session.

Title: Local Partnerships between the American Red Cross and CERT
Date: Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Time:  3:00 – 4:30 p.m. (ET)

This webinar will feature American Red Cross and CERT guest speakers from the following jurisdictions:
Delaware County, PA
Denver, CO
Detroit, MI

How to Join the Webinar:
– Adobe Connect Registration Web Link.
– Please register for the event.  Be sure to test your Adobe Connect connection prior to the meeting.
– This webinar will offer closed captioning.

We hope that you will be able to join us on September 9! If you can’t make it, we will be posting the recording, transcript, and slide deck of the presentation on this page, under “Citizen Corps Partners/Affiliates”: http://www.ready.gov/preparedness-leader/webinar-library. You can also view our most recent webinar on including people with disabilities and others with access and functional needs in CERT training at: https://icpd.adobeconnect.com/p1onuoh5wic/.

 

Webinar: CERT Training for Individuals with Disabilities and Others with Access and Functional Needs

Webinar: CERT Training for Individuals with Disabilities and Others with Access and Functional Needs

Everyone has a role to play in keeping our communities safe. CERT volunteers, trainers, and program managers with a diverse range of experiences, skills, and abilities — including many with disabilities and others with access and functional needs — make valuable contributions in preparing their communities for disasters and supporting response and recovery efforts. And because CERT program activities are inclusive, training should be as well. It is not difficult to make reasonable accommodations for including people with disabilities and others with access and functional needs in CERT training. However, it’s a good idea to plan ahead to ensure that their specific needs are accounted for and that they feel welcome and engaged.

The FEMA Individual and Community Preparedness Division is hosting a webinar that focuses on practices that will help ensure a positive and accessible experience for CERT participants with disabilities and others with access and functional needs.

Title: CERT Training for Individuals with Disabilities and Others with Access and Functional Needs

Date: Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Time:  3:00 – 4:30 p.m. (ET)

Guest speakers:

  • Gay Jones, FEMA Office of Disability Integration and Coordination (ODIC)
  • Kathryn Gerk, Emergency Services Manager, Richmond, CA Fire Department
  • Jennifer Fales, Emergency Management Coordinator, Kansas City, MO Office of Emergency Management

Our featured speakers will share their insights and advice on how to engage and include individuals with disabilities and others with access and functional needs in CERT training and activities, lessons they’ve learned from their experiences, and how their efforts have benefitted their programs and communities. The webinar will conclude with a question and answer session.

How to Join the Webinar

We hope that you will be able to join us on July 15! If you can’t make it, we will be posting the recording, transcript, and slide deck of the presentation on this page, under “Citizen Corps Partners/Affiliates”: http://www.ready.gov/preparedness-leader/webinar-library. You can also view our most recent webinar on developing resources for CERT programs at: https://icpd.adobeconnect.com/p4zrhbiqeml/.