When people are displaced from their homes during a disaster and find it necessary to stay in a community shelter, it is essential that community officials, responders, and shelter managers are prepared to provide service and reasonable accommodations to all shelter residents, including those with access and functional needs. A Functional Assessment Service Team (FAST) can help people get what they need to safely stay in a community shelter and to assist them to return home as soon as possible. The webinar will help you learn more about FAST as one possible resource in whole community planning and response. The webinar will provide background as to what FAST is, why it might work in your community or state, and the future of FAST across the nation. California, Washington and Wisconsin will share their experiences from their FAST journey.
- Understand the original intent of FAST, and the past and future of FAST.
- Learn about the changes being made to support the expansion of FAST.
- Learn how FAST operates in the three states.