Hamilton County Emergency Management
Human Services Seminar
April 25, 2017, 9am-11am
FREE Full Breakfast Buffet Catered by LePeep
RSVP by April 21
Presented by Hamilton County Emergency Management with Breakfast Buffet provided by Good Samaritan Network
Jane Crady, Guest Speaker
Jane Crady, Coordinator for the Catholic Charities Disaster Preparedness & Response Archdiocese of Indianapolis, President, Indiana VOAD.
This seminar will promote and explain in detail what this Human Services entails and how the initiative will bolster the ability of our county to be increasingly resilient in times of disaster. This will be successfully accomplished by developing a county-wide Community Organization Active in Disaster (COAD). It is mission critical to build a robust, collaborative working group of Human Service Providers operating from the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in the promotion of Emergency Support Function 6 (ESF 6) during an emergency.
What Is A COAD?
COAD is a local extension of the statewide Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD). It is an umbrella organization that exists to bring together those who are interested in building a better prepared and more resilient Hamilton County community.
- Enhance our community’s ability to prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters
- Improving our community's resources by creating local relationships prior to an event
- Ensure human needs probable in a disaster are assessed and met
- Strengthening area-wide disaster coordination
- Sharing program, policies, and information
- Implementing joint planning and training
COADs provide a network through which individual organizations can more effectively address their mission and service goals during all four phases of a disaster. Members maintain autonomy while working to reduce duplication of services and other inefficiencies that occur during times of disaster.
A COAD enhances the ability for all communities involved to mitigate, prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters. COAD members believe that community leadership, public and private, should be utilized in planning, directing and implementing the disaster recovery. COADs work closely with but are not governed by, the local EMA office.
FREE Full Breakfast Buffet
Join us for this seminar, which includes a FREE full breakfast buffet catered by LePeep and made possible by the Good Samaritan Network of Hamilton County, Inc.
Individual registration required (one person per registration). Sign in, seminar and breakfast will be held on the 1st floor in the main training room of the Probation Building located at 18106 Cumberland Road Noblesville, Indiana 46060.