We often think of disaster planning in terms of a big fire, earthquake, tornado, or terrorist attack. However, many large-scale planned public events require similar emergency planning and coordination with Police, Fire, Transportation, and Public Information Officers, and the ability to react with just-in-time creative and flexible approaches to problem-solving.
Using the 2014 San Francisco Giants' Championship Parade and Civic Celebration as a case study, participants will:
- Understand necessary steps in pre-planning to ensure the inclusion and safety of people with disabilities and seniors.
- Review public information dissemination and other strategies to ensure effective communication before and during a large-scale event.
- Draw the common themes between large-scale events and disasters and use them as an opportunity to practice disaster response.
- Carla Johnson, CBO, CASp., Director of the San Francisco Mayor's Office on Disability.
- Joanna Fraguli, Deputy Director for Programmatic Access at the San Francisco Mayor's Office on Disability.