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1 FNSS TOOLKIT

2  Review the FNSS toolkit components  Examine each FNSS Toolkit Tab for further clarification

3 Part 1

4  3 rd party MOU’s and responder compliance with ADA  Ensuring plans include individuals with disabilities  Seek input from people with disabilities

5  Government organizations  Associations and Institutions participants  Advocacy groups

6  Texas Accessibility Checklist for Emergency Shelters  Based on accessibility requirements contained in the Texas Accessibility Standards  Guidance for ensuring shelters meet Texas Accessibility standards  Temporary solutions for emergency Sheltering ramps

7  Disability Contacts Excel Spreadsheet for Texas 

8 Important of knowing who is in your community Source of data differs from jurisdiction American Community Survey Best way to know is by talking with your disability partners

9  Considerations for planning  Developing partnerships with providers ◦ MOU’s  Resource providers ◦ Medtrans/Public Transit ◦ Local public and private school districts ◦ Commercial vendors ◦ Faith-based organizations ◦ Dial-a-ride ◦ Taxi cab companies (with accessible vehicles) ◦ Assisted living facilities/senior centers ◦ Airport shuttle buses ◦ Rental car companies

10 Part II

11  FNSS Shelter positions ◦ PAS ◦ Medical staffing ◦ DME/CMS supplies ◦ Effective Communications Leader ◦ Emergency Case Managers ◦ Staff for Health/FNSS Intake ◦ Medical Appointment/Dialysis Coordinator  Home and Community Support Services: TX Department of Aging and Disability Services hha.pdf

12  Identifies FNSS needs  Communication needs  Ambulation ability  DME  CMS  PAS  Medical conditions  Dietary

13 Used by triage personnel at evacuation hub. Used to select best form of transport based on their functional or medical needs

14

15  Attachment 1 – Behavioral Health  Attachment 2 – Durable Medical Equipment  Attachment 3 – Consumable Medical Supplies  Attachment 4 – Oxygen Support  Attachment 5 – Pharmacy Support  Attachment 6 – Kidney Dialysis  Attachment 7 – Public Health Shelter Checklist

16  Attachment 1 – Tips for Interacting with People with Disabilities, Functional and Access Needs During Disasters  Attachment 2 – Talk Boards  Attachment 3 – Pictograms  Attachment 4 – Signage  Attachment 5 –Emergency Sign Language & Deafblind Guidelines  Attachment 6 –Communication Resource Specialists  Attachment 7-Low Vision Font  Attachment 8&9-Video Remote Providers/ Hardware & Software Specifications

17  Checklist ◦ Water and Waste Management ◦ Fire Services ◦ Law Enforcement ◦ Power ◦ Hospitals/Healthcare ◦ EMS ◦ Public Works ◦ Communications ◦ Public Health

18  Support services  Transportation needed  Medications  Oxygen  Pets

19  Assess the appropriate transportation for use within the shelter  Assess the appropriate transportation need when discharged from shelter

20 Part III

21  An ADA Guide for Local Governments: Making Community Emergency Preparedness and Response Programs Accessible to People with Disabilities  The Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) Resource Specialists  The Interagency Coordinating Council on Emergency Preparedness and Individuals with Disabilities  Texas Prepares website  Additional links

22  Emergency First Responder: The Community Emergency Preparedness Information Network  ASL Preparedness Video for People who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing  Northeast Texas Public Health District  National Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Videos  Texas Prepares Videos  Just Ask (Blind Assistance Video)

23  FUNCTIONAL NEEDS SUPPORT SERVICES TOOLKIT  https://www.preparingtexas.org/preparednes s.aspx?page=32137bc8-eed7-42bb-ad7e- 2765fd8abdb9 https://www.preparingtexas.org/preparednes s.aspx?page=32137bc8-eed7-42bb-ad7e- 2765fd8abdb9


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