This exciting professional development seminar will review:
Disability Awareness for Emergency Managers & First Responders
Understanding the broad needs of persons with a range of different disabilities is integral to providing effective and efficient service to all members of your community. Understanding how a person with mental health issues will react in an emergency situation and the assistance required, is very different from what a person with a mobility disability will need. The presentation will highlight key information about a broad range of disabilities, and how to best provide services that meets the varying needs.
Case Study – Pilot Training of First Responders
A Fire Chief in Montreal had five deaf members of his family, and after a family emergency realized that his department wouldn’t know how to communicate with them in the event of an emergency.
Reaching the Community of Persons with Disabilities – Challenges to Engagement.
Sudbury, ON 239 Montée Principale