NEWS FROM LINC
Idaho Inclusive Emergency Coalition is Looking for New Members
This new statewide coalition (IIEC) focuses on disability inclusion in emergency management practices. It is made up of organizations who work with individuals with disabilities, emergency management organizations and individuals with disabilities. As we have seen in the tragic Camp Fire in California, people with disabilities are at risk. We need to increase their participation in local and stage emergency planning, preparedness and response activities. Disability inclusion should be built into all aspects of emergency management including:
– inclusive, adapted and accessible communication, transportation, shelters, transitional housing, and health care for people with disabilities.
Currently they would like to get individuals with disabilities to the table regarding all things emergency preparedness. The IIEC is willing to support and get the word out regarding training opportunities, drills, and exercises.
Do you have a group of volunteers or community opportunities that could use this information? They would love to help spread the word.
They are also looking for people to give 15-20 minute presentation during their monthly phone calls. The purpose of these phone calls is to help the coalition understand how emergency management practices work, and how the members of the coalition can work with these teams to reach the above goals.
If you would like to participate, join the coalition, or just want more information about IIEC, please contact Jerry Riener t the Idaho State Independent Living Council.
They look forward to hearing from you.
LINC has three offices to serve you. www.lincidaho.org
1182 Eastland Drive North
Twin Falls ID 83301
(208) 733-1712 VOICE
(208) 733-7711 TDD
1878 West Overland Road
Boise ID 83705
(208) 336-3335 VOICE
(208) 336-3335 TDD
(208) 384-5037 FAX
4110 Eaton Avenue
Caldwell ID 83605
(208) 454-5511 VOICE
(208) 454-5511 TDD
(208) 454-5515 FAX