Session 1 / Jim Bennett
Crisis Event Response Systems
It’s never too late to prepare. Having a plan before a crisis makes all the difference. Putting systems in place and stress testing them for effectiveness is what it is all about.
Session 2 / Cari Boyd, M.S., (Ret. Lt.)
Public Information Officer: How to work as a responder with local community leadership
A Public Information Officer (PIO) is a key role for disaster responders. Providing the right information at the right time is key for leaders to make the right decisions. Taking the needs of the people to community leaders and providing their answers in the best format to inform your community. This session will cover best practices for a PIO.
Session 3 / Deon Strommer
Disaster Mortuary Operational Response Team (DMORT)
In this session, Deon Strommer will discuss his work with Disaster Mortuary Operational Response Teams, his response to the Almeda fire, and the effects of disaster response on DMORT providers.
Session 4 / Rick Puente
Cultural Considerations for Latinx Communities
This session will provide, from a first responders perspective, insight, and understanding about key cultural factors to consider in assisting and supporting the Latinx Communities. It is intended for community organizations, first responders, and social service workers.
Session 5 / Roger Kennedy
Aspects of First Responder Behavioral Health
Covering potential behavioral needs for first responders entails thoughtful planning before, during, and after a disaster. As a veteran first responder, the presenter will discuss the culture of firefighters and first responders and methods of decreasing long-term mental health difficulties.
Session 6 / Shannon Biteng
Trauma-Informed Response for Your Employees Impacted by Wildfires
The Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS) recognized a significant number of employees were impacted by the Santiam Canyon and Almeda wildfires. The ODHS Trauma Aware program, in collaboration with ODHS programs, developed a trauma-informed and equity response for employees which included a staff navigator program, staff resource network, and a staff wellness resource hub. We will explore these efforts, outcomes, and lessons learned.
*CEUs are not available for replays.