This course provides an overview of how funding and resources can benefit, strengthen, and increase the scope of Fire Corps programs by creating financial stability. It also identifies the basic steps and components to building a financial plan. The module will cover which funding streams are available and which are right for your program. Learn basic guidelines to determining your financial needs and resource already available to you, as well as tips to acquiring funding and the benefits to gaining a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status
This Presentation is designed for all audiences including professional responders and community members alike. In this workshop participants will learn about the complex nature of disaster grief and complicated grief that impacts survivors and rescuers alike. The emotional impact of a disaster has long lasting responses to survivors and those who may be responders to a disaster. As a family member or caregiver who is part of the recovery team supporting those who return home. Learn key lessons in helping people cope with the overwhelming nature of a disaster. Know how to recognize trigger events and if you are a first-time responder or seasoned veteran, learn how to keep yourself healthy for long after the danger has passed. Participants will receive original unique handouts and tools for coping with grief, loss and will receive a Traumatic Stress Inoculation Guide to apply immediately.
There are three small, very vulnerable communities in Oregon that are light years ahead of almost everyone in the United States when it comes to being prepared for disasters. These communities have formed a non-profit organization that includes hundreds of active volunteers, with committees responsible for creating short and long term sheltering and evacuation strategies; water storage; emergency communications; pet preparedness and sheltering; emergency supplies and storage and; an online emergency database and resources center. They’ve even established a nationally registered Medical Reserve Corps. They’ve done it all on a shoe-string budget and love to teach other communities how to do it. Learn about this remarkable group of volunteers and how you can duplicate their success in your communities with James Roddey and the Emergency Volunteer Corps.
As a responder to large-scale incidents you will be on the front line with individuals and communities in duress. This class offers a primer regarding the physical effects that may manifest during a disaster and simple strategies on how to ‘de-escalate’ situations you and your team may encounter. It offers only a sampling of the many strategies and tactics that can be gained via other trainings such as: Trauma Intervention, Mentation, Emotional Survival for the Emergency Services Provider, the Bullet Proof Mind, CISM, and many others.
Judy Olivier, Ph.D.
Psychological First Aid is a supportive behavioral health intervention to assist children, adolescents, adults and families in the immediate aftermath of disaster and terrorism. It is designed to be helpful for a variety of audiences and for delivery in diverse settings such as shelters, disaster assistance service centers, field hospitals and other community settings. Basic objectives include calming and orienting emotionally overwhelmed or distraught survivors, helping survivors to articulate immediate needs and concerns, and offering practical assistance to connect survivors as soon as possible to social support networks and community helping resources.
Social Media is the latest in the long evolution of technology since 1970s. Did you know the Deaf were one of the first public adopters of the social media technology from the very beginning? Let’s take a trip in the memory lane of the various technology milestones that has opened the door for the deaf community to Communicate, Connect & Contribute. The class will learn what the Deaf Community needs; their future challenges; their latest trends for future evolution; and how Emergency Managers and Responders and the Hearing Community can engage the Deaf Community today for preparedness, response and recovery.
Karen Wolfgang & Isabel LaCourse
It is not a piece of cake to be food self-sufficient. In fact, given a variety of modern constraints, it’s not at all possible for the vast majority of us to grow everything we need, even with presently plentiful inputs. Also, many of the people who are excited about growing food have little to no previous experience doing so, not to mention performing associated preparation and preservation tasks. Not to worry: lack of practical understanding is a tremendous opportunity for learning and growth! All steps taken toward food awareness and security–even the baby ones–contribute positively to the long-term resilience of our community. This presentation will introduce the role of the edible garden in preparedness.
Will our communities become Third World villages after a quake-tsunami? We’ve brought you a WaSH expert to plan for that! This interactive course will assume a large quake and tsunami have devastated your community infrastructure; will discuss the environment the disaster presents, and how families can respond at point-of-use locations. Using low-cost techniques, like urine-separating toilets and hand-washing, small filters, disinfection and storage – families can remain healthy in an environment filled with coliform bacteria, and lower risks of cholera and diarrhea. You will not only learn about a range of “solutions” – you will understand the risks, behaviors needed, and how to keep families safe. Then you can spread this information throughout your community, to prepare now.
Ameen Ramzy, MD, MBA
Health care workers, emergency management personnel, EMS providers, supervisors and managers in a range of venues, and everyday people have to tell difficult news. For most of them, there is no formal training in this important task. This workshop will make participants more aware of these situations, review relevant background information, and provide a structured approach to Telling Difficult News.
Is Your Pet Ready? Learn to look at the concept of “disaster” and “resilience” from your companion animal’s perspective. Evac/Shelter kits and plans are very important but let us also be aware of the simple daily routines that you can establish now that will make it easier for your pets to cope with the changes and stress s that a disaster aftermath can bring to their lives.