Earthquake and Disaster Preparedness for ‘at-risk’ populations

March 10, 2014 8:50 pm News

Earthquake and Tsunami Preparedness for Vulnerable Populations Workshop

The Oregon Office of Emergency Management in association with Oregon office on Disability and Health will be holding a series of free workshops on Earthquake and Tsunami Preparedness for Vulnerable Populations. These workshops will help those who work with elders, daycare/infant care, people with disabilities, or other vulnerable groups learn more about how to prepare for earthquakes and tsunamis, and other natural disasters.

Where and will this training workshops be held?

Friday, March 14, 2014 North Bend 1:00 PM 3:00 PM Bay Area Community Health & Education Center
3950 Sherman Avenue
North Bend, OR

Monday, March 17, 2014 Reedsport 1:00 PM 3:00 PM Lower Umpqua Hospital Conference Room
600 Ranch Road,
Reedsport, OR 97467

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 Florence 9:00 AM 11:00 AM Siuslaw Fire and Rescue, Florence
2625 U.S. 101
Florence, OR 97439

Who should attend?

Anyone who works in elder care, daycare/infant care, domestic violence, substance abuse, behavioral health, people with access or functional needs, people with disabilities, and/or people that care for that population, non-English speakers or other vulnerable populations…

What will you learn?

You will learn about the natural hazard posed by the Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquakes and tsunamis and its impact on your business or services. Participants will be given preparedness information tailored to vulnerable population support services.

How long will this take?

Most of the workshop will be about 2 hours, but can last longer if there are lots of good questions and discussion.

What will the outcome be?

Participants will know more about the hazard and the start of a game-plan for getting better prepared.

Who will be presenting the workshop?

Dr. Althea Rizzo, Geological Hazards Program Coordinator at the Oregon Office of Emergency Management. She is an experienced presenter with a long history of natural hazards education in Oregon.

Justin E. Ross, Disaster Preparedness Community Outreach and Training Program Coordinator for Oregon Office on Disability and Health. He is an emergency management professional specializing in vulnerable populations disaster planning and preparedness.

How do I register or get more information?

• Please contact Dr. Althea Rizzo, althea.rizzo@state.or.us.
• Provide your name, agency, email address, and which workshop you wish to attend.
• Put “EQ Workshop” in subject line.

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