New FEMA Webinars
Region VII Webinars: Functional Needs Support Services
Join FEMA Region VII for two different webinars regarding functional needs support services:
An Overview of Functional Needs Support Services (FNSS)
This is an informative one hour overview of Functional Needs Support Services (FNSS) in General Population Shelters. This webinar and conference call will introduce planning guidance that can be incorporated into existing shelter plans to meet access and functional needs in general population shelters.an informative one hour webinar discussing applications in Functional Needs Support Services (FNSS) in General Population Shelters. This webinar further explores FNSS in congregate shelter settings and provides participants with case studies to generate discussion around best practices. When:
Monday, April 4th, 2011 – 3pm – 4pm (Central)
Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011 – 10am-11pm (Central)
Friday, June 10th, 2011 – 10am-11am (Central)
Applied Functional Needs Support Services (FNSS)
Join FEMA Region VII for an informative one hour webinar discussing applications in Functional Needs Support Services (FNSS) in General Population Shelters. This webinar further explores FNSS in congregate shelter settings and provides participants with case studies to generate discussion around best practices. When: (sessions are repeats):
Tuesday, April 26th, 2011 – 1pm – 2pm (Central)
Monday, May 9th, 2011 – 2pm – 3pm (Central)
Tuesday, June 7th, 2011 – 2pm – 3pm (Central)
***No RSVP Necessary***
For both webinars: Go to https://connect.hsin.gov/regionvii/
Call-in Number is: 1-800-320-4330 and the PIN is: 746583
Please feel free to invite individuals/agencies that may benefit from this information. Questions? Email Jono Anzalone, Regional Voluntary Agency Liaison at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 816.283.7078.
Other Preparedness Updates
We are providing the following links to third party sites for your reference. FEMA does not endorse any non-government websites, companies, or applications
Unmanned Aircraft and Emergency Response
Emergency Management Magazine, in a March 24 article by Kimberlie Nitti, reports on how unmanned aircraft can transmit “collected sensor data to emergency response teams on the ground that use the information to strategically allocate fire fighting resources.” In 2008 unmanned airpcraft helped in performing search and rescue operations during the hurricanes in Louisiana and Texas. Read the full article and learn more about how these small aircraft are helping with emergency management.
ShelterBox Provides Solution to Grateful Families in Japan
ShelterBox is a charitable organization that since 2000 has been providing shelter, warmth and dignity to people after disasters around the world. ShelterBox delivers unique boxes filled with important survival tools including a disaster relief tent for up to 10 people, stove, blankets and a water filtration system. The Iwate Prefecture of Japan was heavily impacted by the recent tsunami in Japan and local officials think it could be as long as three months before temporary housing is available for those displaced by the disaster. ShelterBox began working right away with local authorities to get tents set up for families that need shelter. Read more about this and about ShelterBox USA, ShelterBox’s American affiliate, at http://shelterboxusa.org.