Training: Enhancing Response, Protecting Dignity: Disability Tips and Tools for First Responders

First responders sometimes face unpredictable challenges when assisting people with disabilities. Awareness, education, and training are needed to prepare responders to meet these challenges.

WRHSAC invites you to join us for this unique training which will provide first responders with awareness and training to enhance response to people with disabilities.

Date: Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Time: 8:30am – 4:30pm (on-site registration begins at 7:30am)
Location: UMass Amherst Campus Center, Amherst, MA
The training is free and breakfast and lunch will be provided.
Click here to register

The Western Region Homeland Security Advisory Council (WRHSAC) has been working with planners, first responders, and direct care providers over the last year to learn about issues and gaps related to responding to people with disabilities, those who suffer from addiction, and those who have other additional assistance needs. Research, surveys, and interviews were conducted to assess the status of available training and resources for first responders, and to develop a comprehensive picture of what additional resources are needed to support first responders in the optimal care of people with disabilities.

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