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Disaster Preparedness SkillsTraining for Deaf, Deaf BlindT i i f D f D f-Bli d                   Deaf-    and Hard of Hear...
Why only for Deaf, Deaf-Blind &                   Deaf-      H d of H i ?      Hard f Hearing? Full communication access –...
Co-          Co-organizersAmerican Red Cross of King CountyCity of Seattle Office of Emergency   y                        ...
EventsOct 4, 2008• Panel with 5 emergency responders  moderated by Seattle Office of Emergency  Management    Preparednes...
Skills Building BoothsPractice Basic CPR & First AidSuppress fi with fi extinguisherS            fire ith fire ti    i hPr...
Collaboration/VolunteersCo-Co-workersSeattle Police DepartmentSeattle 9-1-1        9-King County 2-1-1             2-Child...
Donations (in-kind or money)          (in-StarbucksPuget Sound EnergySeattle Public UtilitiesSeattle Office of Emergency M...
Lessons Learned   SUCCESSES                CHALLENGESCollaborationC ll b ti – KEY          Financial                      ...
How can you set up a skill building                      ?        training event?  Invite  I it agencies t co-coordinate a...
Contact Information  Donna Platt           David ShannonEmergency Education   Community Education  Program               P...
 Disaster Preparedness Skills Training for Deaf, Deaf-Blind and Hard of Hearing
 Disaster Preparedness Skills Training for Deaf, Deaf-Blind and Hard of Hearing
 Disaster Preparedness Skills Training for Deaf, Deaf-Blind and Hard of Hearing
 Disaster Preparedness Skills Training for Deaf, Deaf-Blind and Hard of Hearing
 Disaster Preparedness Skills Training for Deaf, Deaf-Blind and Hard of Hearing
 Disaster Preparedness Skills Training for Deaf, Deaf-Blind and Hard of Hearing
 Disaster Preparedness Skills Training for Deaf, Deaf-Blind and Hard of Hearing
 Disaster Preparedness Skills Training for Deaf, Deaf-Blind and Hard of Hearing
 Disaster Preparedness Skills Training for Deaf, Deaf-Blind and Hard of Hearing
 Disaster Preparedness Skills Training for Deaf, Deaf-Blind and Hard of Hearing
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Disaster Preparedness Skills Training for Deaf, Deaf-Blind and Hard of Hearing

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Speakers:  David Shannon, Program Manager/ Community Disaster Education, American Red Cross
 Donna Platt, Emergency Education Program Manager, Hearing, Speech & Deafness
Center
This session will provide an overview on the Disaster Preparedness Skills Training for Deaf, Deaf-Blind
and Hard of Hearing event which was coordinated by several organizations (emergency responders and
non-profit agencies). This event which was held twice in Seattle turned out to be educational for both
emergency responders and attendees as they learned each other‟s needs and responsibilities in
emergency preparedness. Also this event drew attention from other community based organizations and
emergency responders who expressed an interest in setting up in their location. Tips on setting up an
event and mini-activities will be given. Also pros and cons (or lessons learned) will be discussed.

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  1. 1. Disaster Preparedness SkillsTraining for Deaf, Deaf BlindT i i f D f D f-Bli d Deaf- and Hard of Hearing Donna Platt Hearing, Speech & Deafness Center David Shannon American Red Cross Serving King and Kitsap Counties
  2. 2. Why only for Deaf, Deaf-Blind & Deaf- H d of H i ? Hard f Hearing? Full communication access – interpreters atbooths, interpreters for Deaf-Blind, face to Deaf-face, some people at booths have ASL skills , p p Personal interaction & attention - moreopportunity for Q & A More time for hand-on activities hand- Emergency responders gain better understanding of Deaf, Deaf-Blind and Hard Deaf- of Hearing communication needs fH i i ti d
  3. 3. Co- Co-organizersAmerican Red Cross of King CountyCity of Seattle Office of Emergency y g yPreparednessHearing, Speech & Deafness CenterOffice of Deaf and Hard of Hearing (2010)
  4. 4. EventsOct 4, 2008• Panel with 5 emergency responders moderated by Seattle Office of Emergency Management  Preparedness Skills Booths  Door prizes/LunchMay 15, 2010• Preparedness Skills Booths• Door prizes/Refreshments
  5. 5. Skills Building BoothsPractice Basic CPR & First AidSuppress fi with fi extinguisherS fire ith fire ti i hPractice turning on & off utilities (water,electricity,electricity gas)Build emergency preparedness kitsCreate own communication cardsPrepare emergency medical planSign up to receive alerts & information viasmart phone, computer & phone/TTYGather information on making direct andrelayed calls before, during and after disaster
  6. 6. Collaboration/VolunteersCo-Co-workersSeattle Police DepartmentSeattle 9-1-1 9-King County 2-1-1 2-Children’s HospitalPublic Health Seattle King CountyP bli H lth S ttl Ki C tSeattle Public UtilitiesPuget Sound EP tS d EnergyCERT volunteersWashington SW hi State R l S i Relay Services
  7. 7. Donations (in-kind or money) (in-StarbucksPuget Sound EnergySeattle Public UtilitiesSeattle Office of Emergency ManagementAmerican Red Cross Serving King & Kitsap g g pCountiesOffice of Deaf and Hard of HearingSeattle Central Community College –Interpreter Training Program
  8. 8. Lessons Learned SUCCESSES CHALLENGESCollaborationC ll b ti – KEY Financial Fi i lMore exposure for considerations forEmergencyE interpreters &responders refreshmentVolunteer Event AccessibilityParticipation Priority for volunteersMore time for Q & A when disaster occursand hand-on activities ARC Feeding truck not available
  9. 9. How can you set up a skill building ? training event? Invite I it agencies t co-coordinate an event i to co- di t t Choose a type of skills building event Brainstorm tasks in planning stages - Pre-event/marketing Pre- - During event - P t-event Post Post- t List places to contact for donations (in- (in- kind and money)
  10. 10. Contact Information Donna Platt David ShannonEmergency Education Community Education Program ProgramHearing, Speech & American Red Cross Deafness Center Serving King & Kitsap(206) 323 – 5770 Counties(866) 757 – 7487 (206) 709 – 4528dplatt@hsdc.org david.shannon@seattler d id h @ ttl edcross.org

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