Preparing for Catastrophic Events During a Catastrophic Event
Webinar hosted by the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA)
Preparing for Catastrophic Events During a catastrophic event, the supply of resources and service delivery capabilities are often disrupted or are insufficient to support the needs of fire and emergency services operations. This is currently being seen in Texas as recovery efforts continue after Hurricane Harvey and the needs of the response outweigh available resources. On Thursday, September 21, 2017 from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Eastern, the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) is hosting the webinar “Preparing for a National Catastrophic Event.”
The USFA webinar will: Define what is considered a catastrophic event. Explain why it’s necessary to prepare for catastrophic events. Outline three easy steps to assess your capabilities. Discuss actions local agencies can take that enhance national response. The webinar will also introduce USFA’s plans to conduct a formal survey of available and deployable fire service resources. This database would be used only during a catastrophic event when other resources are not available.
This free webinar will also provide an overview of the USFA’s initiative to enhance the overall response capacity and capability for our nation’s fire and emergency services to sustain their response requests during a catastrophic event. During a catastrophic event, the supply of resources and service delivery capabilities may not be sufficient to support fire and emergency services operations.