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Response Planning for Functional Needs Populations

This is critical training for Darke County Responders, we welcome all to register for the class and join the American Red Cross and Emergency Management Agency in planning & preparing to meet the disaster needs of our community.

Join us on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 for the Response Planning for functional needs populations in Rural Communities course. This eight-hour program is designed to educate participants on the planning efforts needed to ensure the safety to 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 of culture.

View the Response Planning flyer for more information.