The El Paso County Office of Emergency Management is looking to help people with disabilities, by co-hosting a special workshop designed to get them prepared for an emergency.
El Paso County is joining the University of Colorado Denver/Assistive Technology Partners and the Independence Center to host an emergency preparedness workshop for people with disabilities or other access and functional needs, and their family members and caregivers on Sept. 16, 2017 at the El Paso County Office of Emergency Management, 3755 Mark Dabling Blvd.
Participants Will Learn:
• Emergency preparedness, specifically for persons with disabilities
• What to do to get ready for evacuation or sheltering at home
• Local hazards and what to do in a disaster or emergency
The Training Will:
• Help develop plans for communication, evacuation, sheltering, etc.
• Connect participants with emergency resources in the community
• Help pack an Emergency Go Kit specific to individual needs
• An American Sign Language instructor will be available
When: Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: El Paso County Office of Emergency Management Training Room, 3755 Mark Dabling Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO 80907
Go online to: https://goo.gl/0tDmFA
Questions? Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 303-315-1284
This emergency preparedness training is made possible with funding provided by the Colorado Developmental Disabilities Council and the Rocky Mountain Medical Reserve Corp.