Arizona Partners in Preparedness Conference - March 9-10, 2011

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March 9, 2011

7:30-8:30am

Registration/Continental Breakfast

8:30-8:45am

Conference Overview and Introductions

Brian Lake, Conference Co-Chair, enableUS

Tony DiRenzi, Conference Co-Chair, Arizona Statewide Independent Living Council (AZSILC)

Dan Varner, Conference Co-Chair, Arizona Division of Emergency Management (ADEM)

 

8:45-9:15am

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Lou Trammell, Executive Director, Arizona Division of Emergency Management

9:15-10:45am

Opening Keynote: Richard Devylder, Senior Advisor for Accessible Transportation, U.S. Department of Transportation

  • Accessible transportation and evacuation for persons with disabilities in emergencies
  • Department of Transportation's role in emergency planning with FEMA

10:45-11:15am

Networking Break

11:15-12:00pm

Jurisdictional Liability and Litigation Issues - Collaboration and Good Faith

Cathleen Dooley, Assistant Attorney General, Arizona Office Attorney General Office

  • How collaborative community partnerships make FNSS work
  • What your community can do to be proactive in implementing these guidelines in your shelters
  • Strategies to reducing liability and being compliant with FNSS and ADA for sheltering operations

12:00-1:00pm

Lunch

1:30-2:30pm

Panel: Building Effective Community Partnerships Between Emergency Management and Disability Communities - Disability Perspective

Pat Seybold, Executive Director, Kentucky Council on Developmental Disabilities

Tony DiRienzi, Executive Director, AZ SILC

Phil Pangrazio, Executive Director, ABIL

Norman Smith, Chairman, New Jersey Statewide Independent Living Council

Scott Ellis, Emergency Preparedness Coordinator, Progressive Center for Independent Living

  • How to develop and cultivate relationships with little or no budget
  • How to step outside of your constituent comfort zone
  • Who should you be reaching out to in your community?
  • Challenges of rural communities
  • Examples of programs that have worked

 

2:30-3:00pm

Networking Break

3:00-4:30pm

Panel: Building Effective Community Partnerships Between Emergency Management and Disability Communities - Emergency Management Perspective

Pete Weaver, Executive Director, Maricopa County Emergency Management Agency

Ray Morris, Scottsdale Fire Department

Sarah Williams, Director, Audrain County Missouri Office of Emergency Management

  • How to develop and cultivate relationships with little or no budget
  • How to step outside of your constituent comfort zone
  • Who should you be reaching out to in your community?
  • Challenges of rural communities
  • Examples of programs that have worked

 

4:30pm

Closing Comments and Adjournment

Brian Lake, Conference Co-Chair, enableUS

Tony DiRenzi, Conference Co-Chair, AZSILC

Dan Varner, Conference Co-Chair, ADEM

March 10, 2011

7:30 - 8:00am

Continental Breakfast

8:00 – 8:15am

Day 1 Recap and Introductions

 

Brian Lake, Conference Co-Chair, enableUS

Tony DiRenzi, Conference Co-Chair, AZSILC

Dan Varner, Conference Co-Chair, ADEM

8:15 -9:45am

Opening Keynote: Marcie Roth, Director, Office of Disability Integration and Coordination, FEMA

David Ball, Disability Integration Specialist, FEMA Region IX

  • FEMA's Office of Disability Integration and Coordination -- Baking disability issues into emergency management and response
  • Background and history of the Functional Needs Support Services (FNSS) Sheltering Guidelines
  • What FNSS means for your community
   

9:45-10:45am

Panel: Accessible Communications in Times of Emergencies

Mike Houston, Deaf Liaison, DeafLink

Barbara Brent, Assistant Director, Arizona Division of Developmental Disabilities

George Garcia, Youth Coordinator, Southwest Institute for Families and Children

10:45-11:00am

Networking Break

11:00-12:30pm

Accessible Technologies Demonstrations and Discussion

Tony DiRienzi, Executive Director, AZ SILC

Clayton Guffey, Assistant Technology Specialist, Arizona Technology Access Program

Ed Myers, Deputy Executive Director, Arizona Center for Disability Law

  • Accessible technologies in sheltering situations
  • How to access and use technologies in emergency situations

 

12:30-1:30pm

Lunch

1:30-2:30pm

Group Facilitated Audience Discussion

 

Brian Lake, enableUS

  • Exchange information on participants’ missions, successes, challenges and plans for serving their communities
  • Explore partnerships between disability and other community based organizations and emergency management that benefit organizations and their communities
  • Develop relationships that connect participants to information, training and other resources

 

2:30-2:45pm

Networking Break

2:45-4:30pm

Group Facilitated Audience Discussion

 

Brian Lake, Conference Co-Chair, enableUS

Tony DiRenzi, Conference Co-Chair, AZSILC

Dan Varner, Conference Co-Chair, ADEM

  • Develop county functional needs committee objectives and roadmap
  • Determine stakeholder leads and community engagement partners
  • Develop 12 month goals for county functional needs committee


4:30pm

Closing Comments and Adjournment

Brian Lake, Conference Co-Chair, enableUS

Tony DiRenzi, Conference Co-Chair, AZSILC

Dan Varner, Conference Co-Chair, ADEM

*Agenda Subject to Change



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