News from DAC NW

Emergency Preparedness

The DAC NW office in Post Falls is happy to be open and to start doing things in person! They will be hosting Emergency Preparedness workshops – just in time for the approach of fire season in the inland northwest.

“We are excited to have our volunteer, Bill Steele, who is a retired Fire Chief lead these workshops,” said Sherri Boelter, Independent Living Advocate in that office. The experience and expertese he brings to this will help answer questions anyone may have.

A person with a disability has to be especially prepared for an emergency. They have to consider things like medications, service animals and support animals, and assistive technology that they need.

In these workshops you will learn how to build a To-Go Bag and what to include to make it through several days to a week, possibly being in a shelter. How to check your smoke alarms and carbon dioxide alarms so they are in good working order. You can learn how to operate and use a fire extinguisher, which types are best suited to home use and where to store them for easy access. If you own your own home, you need to know how to keep a defensible space around it. He will explain how to create and maintain this space. Also, how to make sure you provide access for first responders to all parts of your property.

The workshop is free to attend! You can take part April 28th from 1-3 pm at the Department of Labor, 600 N Thornton in Post Falls. Bring your questions and get prepared! Call Sherri at 208.457.3891 to reserve your spot. 

505 North Main Street
Moscow ID 83843
(208) 883-0523 VOICE-TDD
(208) 883-0524 FAX
(800) 475-0070

330 5th Street
Lewiston ID 83501
(208) 746-9033 VOICE-TDD
(208) 746-1004 FAX
(888) 746-9033

3726 E Mullan Ave
Post Falls ID 83854
(208) 457-3891 VOICE-TDD
(208) 457-3893 FAX