Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Do you know..... Interagency Coordinating Council on EM and Individuals with Disabilities

BEMA Network Members (Federal Employees):

As part of my quarterly review of the DHS National Infrastructure Advisory Council (NIAC), and FEMA’s National Advisory Council (NAC) the DHS Interagency Coordinating Council (ICC) on Emergency Preparedness and Individuals with Disabilities is also part BEMA’s situational awareness of policy and planning review at the U.S. national level.

How is your agency, department or office involved in this endeavor?  Are the purpose of the ICC issues within your continuity of operations, and considered in your emergency plans throughout your agency from the simplest fire drill, an active shooter, or in place sheltering to full evacuation to a remote facility.

Step outside of the norm.  Get outside of the box. 

The world is constantly changing and we must make the changes in our daily actions. 

Be proactive, rather than reactionary.

Charles

Black Emergency Managers Association  
1231  Good Hope Road  S.E.
Washington, D.C.  20020
Office:   202-618-9097 
bEMA 

"Leaders don't force people to follow, they invite them on a journey" - Charles S Lauer




Interagency Coordinating Council on Emergency Preparedness and Individuals with Disabilities
The Interagency Coordinating Council on Emergency Preparedness and Individuals with Disabilities (ICC) was established by Executive Order 13347 to ensure that the federal government appropriately supports safety and security for individuals with disabilities in disaster situations.
The purpose of the Council is to:
·         Consider, in their emergency preparedness planning, the unique needs of agency employees with disabilities and individuals with disabilities whom the agency serves;
·         Encourage, including through the provision of technical assistance, consideration of the unique needs of employees and individuals with disabilities served by state, local, and tribal governments, and private organizations and individuals in emergency preparedness planning; and
·         Facilitate cooperation among federal, state, local, and tribal governments and private organizations and individuals in the implementation of emergency preparedness plans as they relate to individuals with disabilities.

Disability Emergency Preparedness
Much more information on the Council, including resources, newsletters, reports about emergency preparedness and individuals with disabilities, are available online at Disability.gov.

By mail or phone:
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties
Interagency Coordinating Council on Emergency Preparedness and Individuals with Disabilities
Building 410, Mail Stop #0190
Washington, D.C. 20528


Interagency Coordinating Council Reports
·         Annual Report 2009 (PDF, 48 pages – 1585 KB)
·         An Update on Activities and Achievements October 2006-July 2008 (PDF, 28 pages – 1797 KB)
·         Progress Report July 2005 - September 2006 ;(PDF, 47 pages – 1295 KB)
·         Annual Report July 2005 (PD









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