Mass Care Shelter Identification and Surveying Course 2024


Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.


Virtual - Those who register for a course will receive an email confirmation with a Microsoft Teams Meeting Invitation no less than 48 hours prior to the course offering. Registration deadline is July 15th.

MEMA Mass Care is offering a 2-Hour Virtual Sheltering Identification and Surveying Course for Local, County, and Tribal Emergency Management Agencies utilizing the Microsoft Teams Platform.

The objective of this course is to ensure Local, County, and Tribal Emergency Management Agencies and Municipal Officials can Review and Identity Primary and Secondary Disaster Emergency Shelter Sites in their respective Communities by covering the following topics:

  • Understand the purpose of Pre-Disaster Shelter Surveys.
  • Understand how to determine the capacity of an Evacuation Center and Disaster Emergency Shelter.
  • Understand the importance of Access and Functional needs and ADA Compliance in a Disaster Emergency Shelter.
  • Identify potential facility resources and limitations for sheltering.
  • Understand the Shelter Survey Form and its terminology.
  • Learn how to conduct a Shelter Survey and what partners should participate in the Survey.
  • Identify resources available to support Shelter Surveying efforts.
  • Identify how to prepare a Shelter Plan using a Shelter Planning Worksheet.

After the course, participants will be encouraged to conduct a Shelter Survey and create a Shelter Plan in collaboration with Local, County, and Tribal Emergency Management Agencies and Municipal and Community Agencies and Organizations.

The course will be offered on several dates and times to accommodate the availability of participants at no cost. In person and agency specific course deliveries are available upon request. To Register for a session please fill out the attached registration form and select the offering you will attend: (This is a Word Fillable Document). Confirmation for course registration will be sent upon receipt.

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