Making Your ShakeOut Earthquake Drill Accessible to People with Disabilities
This presentation will include a brief history of the Earthquake Country Alliance (ECA), how the Great California ShakeOut began, and the approach ECA and San Francisco Bay Area emergency management programs have taken to assure the participation and inclusion of people with access and functional needs.
- Learn the history of the Great California Shakeout and its applicability nationally and internationally.
- Learn how to conduct a local Great Shakeout event that is inclusive of people with disabilities and other access and functional needs.
- Understand the importance of whole community involvement in planning local community disaster preparedness events.
Mark Benthie, Director for Communication, Education and Outreach for the Southern California Earthquake Center.
Dena Gunning, Emergency Management Specialist, Oakland Fire Department, Emergency Planning Coordinator for the CORE/CERT Program.
Kathryn A. Gerk, CEM (Certified Emergency Manager), Emergency Services Manager for the City of Richmond Fire Department Office of Emergency Services.