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. Join us for an insightful webinar, now taking place December 7th at 1:00 pm EST, where we will delve 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 attending, you'll be equipped with the knowledge and tools necessary to create emergency preparedness plans that leave no one behind.

We will cover:

  • 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

Thursday, December 7 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm EST

The speakers

Brian Toolan, Vice President of Global Safety at Everbridge

Brian Toolan serves as the Vice President for Global Public Safety with Everbridge, Inc. In his role, Brian has responsibility over the public and employee safety strategy as well as emerging technology solutions. Brian served as the Technical Account Manager over the Statewide deployment in Florida & New York State. Brian is a subject matter expert in Public Warning, emergency communications, threat, and risk intelligence as well as employee and executive protection. Before Everbridge, Brian served a 25-year career in public Safety for the State of Connecticut, Department of Public Safety. Achieving the position of Operations Chief, Brian’s responsibilities included statewide emergency and disaster response.

Chris Grollnek, Nations Leading Policy Advisor for Domestic Terrorism Prevention

Chris Grollnek is a highly respected professional in the field of Active Shooter Prevention, with over 33 years of experience in protective measures. He brings a wealth of knowledge from his time in the Marine Corps, Law Enforcement, and the Private Sector, where he has provided strategic advisory services to top executives in the country.

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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