come together with other organizations involved with disaster response and recovery to discuss your roles in community disaster resiliency and how we all interact with each other; Learn about and start resiliency in your own organization through Continuity of Operations Plans (COOP).
The agenda for the day is as follows:
Welcome and registration
Keynote speaker from 2013 Colorado Floods
Lunch (Disaster Scenario Discussion)
FEMA Speaker – Continuity of Operations
Summaries for the workshops are:
Participants will learn how the government, non-profit organizations, businesses, community and faith communities prepare, respond and recover for Fairfax County community disasters. This workshop will explain how the public can stay connected to disaster response communications during emergency events.
COOP Beginnings: Plan Content
Participants will learn about the importance of a Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) in sustaining their organization’s work after a disaster. First steps for starting a COOP will be outlined. Free and easy to use COOP design resources will be shared.
Emotional and Spiritual Care
Participants will learn about the importance of post disaster emotional and spiritual care for community stabilization and resiliency. Both psychological and pastoral care will be addressed.
Volunteer and Donation Annex
Participants will learn how volunteers, resources and monetary donations will be managed after a Fairfax County disaster. The workshop outlines how volunteer and donation management is collaborated between faith and community based groups, non-profit organizations, business and government during and after a disaster. Community organizations responding to disasters will also learn how they can become a part of this Annex to secure additional resources such as volunteers and donations.
Faith Communities in Action/Volunteer Fairfax/ Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters/Citizen Corps Council
Participants will learn the role each of these organizations before, during and after a disaster and how they coordinate with government to maximize community disaster response. The workshop will present how other groups can join.
SIC/FAC/VRC/ What Do These Centers Do?
Participants will be introduced to the community relief and service centers activated during and after a disaster. Information on when these centers will be opened, how they are staffed and who can utilize them will be presented.
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When & Where
Volunteer Fairfax works with agencies to train pre-affiliated volunteers prior to a disaster and collaborates with the Fairfax County Office of Emergency Management to fulfill unmet needs and spontaneous volunteers in times of disaster.