Ensuring inclusivity: Access and functional needs in emergency preparedness

In today's diverse and inclusive world, it is crucial to consider the unique requirements of individuals with access and functional needs in all aspects of emergency preparedness. Watch this insightful webinar, where we will dive into the essential aspects of accommodating these needs in disaster planning, response, and recovery.

This webinar is designed for emergency managers, first responders, government agencies, nonprofit organizations, healthcare providers, and anyone interested in building a more inclusive and resilient society. By watching, you'll be equipped with the knowledge and tools necessary to create emergency preparedness plans that leave no one behind.

What was covered:

  • Understanding Access and Functional Needs
  • Legal Framework and Regulations
  • Effective Communication Strategies for Diverse Audiences
  • Accessible Facilities and Infrastructure
  • Inclusive Evacuation and Sheltering
  • Community Engagement and Partnerships
  • Case Studies and Success Stories

The speakers

Brian Toolan

Vice President of Global Public Safety, Everbridge

Rachel Salus

Statewide Alert Coordinator Florida Department of Law Enforcement Missing Endangered Persons Information Clearinghouse

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The Agenda

Take a peek at our agenda for this live event, and we hope to see you there!

Wednesday, June 1 | 12-4:30pm CT

Palmer House Hilton in Chicago, IL




Welcome Remarks:

Teresa Anderson


Keynote: Resilience During COVID: From Fighting Crime to Protecting Employees

Chief Brendan Deenihan


Trends and Strategies for Managing Risks with a Hybrid Workforce

George Siegle




Panel Session: Operational Resilience in an Ever-Changing Risk Landscape

Teresa Anderson | George Siegle Chf. Brendan Deenihan | Thomas Henkey


Closing Remarks:

Teresa Anderson

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