Arizona Partners in Preparedness Conference Region IX FNSS

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Arizona Partners in Preparedness Conference Region IX FNSS Objectives

Arizona Partners in Preparedness Conference Region IX FNSS Objectives

Overview • • FNSS Region 9 Regional Disability Integration Specialist Collaboration Efforts Education Goals

Overview • • FNSS Region 9 Regional Disability Integration Specialist Collaboration Efforts Education Goals Region IX Objectives Region IX Priorities Way Forward Summary

Functional Needs Support Services (FNSS) Sheltering Scope & Definition • Services that enable children

Functional Needs Support Services (FNSS) Sheltering Scope & Definition • Services that enable children and adults with disabilities to maintain their health, safety and independence in a general population shelter. FNSS includes: • reasonable modification to policies, practices and procedures, durable medical equipment (DME), consumable medical supplies (CMS), personal assistance services (PAS), other goods and services as needed.

FNSS Guidance – Released 11/10 includes information about: • Planning • Finding subject matter

FNSS Guidance – Released 11/10 includes information about: • Planning • Finding subject matter experts • Selecting potential shelter sites • Accessible toilets and bathing facilities • Personal assistance service needs • Medical Care • Durable Medical Equipment and Consumable Medical • Supplies • Legal obligations • Service and assistance animals

Regional Disability Integration Specialist • Background • Projects involved in – Mass Care and

Regional Disability Integration Specialist • Background • Projects involved in – Mass Care and Shelter – FAST – ARC • Vision

Collaboration • Bring Disability Community to the table with EMs • Bring Resources to

Collaboration • Bring Disability Community to the table with EMs • Bring Resources to bear • Create new collaborations through VOADs, advisory panels, etc • Strengthen existing collaboration efforts

Education • Educate the Disability Community • Educate the Emergency Management Community • Educate

Education • Educate the Disability Community • Educate the Emergency Management Community • Educate other partners

Priorities • Best Practices models guidance • Address Priority planning areas: – Transportation –

Priorities • Best Practices models guidance • Address Priority planning areas: – Transportation – Sheltering – Resources – Long term Recovery • Uniformed response/recovery

Regional Goals • Assist in building successful relationships • Provide uniformed information and planning

Regional Goals • Assist in building successful relationships • Provide uniformed information and planning guidance throughout region • Provide information on technical assistance programs to assist in obtaining Homeland Security grants • Provide education • Assist with outreach in region • Total Integration – not “special” planning

Questions? David Ball david. ball@dhs. gov phone: (510) 627 -7141

Questions? David Ball david. [email protected] gov phone: (510) 627 -7141