Building community one neighbor at a time.
Welcome to the Feeling Safe, Being Safe webcast.
I'm Carol Risley, chief of the Office of Human Rights and Advocacy Services for the State Department of Developmental Services.
Whether it's a moral summons, a call to action, people with disabilities recognize that it was time to get prepared for emergencies and disasters.
It's not a matter of if a disaster is going to happen but when it's going to happen.
We know the terms Katrina, Ike, Andrew.
We know about Haiti, Chile, Samoa.
And we know that in our own state that we've had several instances where people have not been prepared, not ready to act.
The Feeling Safe, Being Safe webcast is in response to that.
Funded by Homeland Security, the Federal Government and the California State Government recognize that people with disabilities can design their own materials that best met their needs.
And in doing so, also met the needs of their neighbors, their families and their friends.
When you're finished with this webcast, you will have a personal plan of action, you will have a safety kit, and you will feel more comfortable and more self-assured.
Hello, my name is Robert M. Taylor.
Our webcast training is an easy way for all community members to work side by side, creating personal plans that can help keep them safe and ready if an emergency or disaster happens.
Thinking about being prepared for an emergency is not easy.
It sometimes scares many people, and there's always something else to do.
Feeling Safe, Being Safe webcast training shows ways to bode your community by working together to connect, make a plan, and be prepared.
Key components of the Feeling Safe, Being Safe training include how to connect to your community and neighbors and take steps to be prepared by creating your own emergency worksheet, completing an emergency information magnet for first responders, put personalized emergency kit together, and learn about and practice your evacuation plan.
The Feeling Safe, Being Safe webcast training:
The webcast and materials are free of charge.
The webcast is available in closed-caption and Spanish closed-caption.
The webcast training is available in community groups.
If you're interested in hosting the webcast training in your area, please click on the Feeling Safe, Being Safe Host Guide on this web page.
You will learn the responsibility of community host and who to contact for more information and to register.