Emergency Preparedness Services

Recent disasters across the nation highlight the lack of critical community-based planning for people with disabilities and aging population. Ensuring individuals and emergency personnel are prepared prior to a disaster is recognized by FEMA and state and local officials as a key to community resilience. The emergency planning process requires accurate and comprehensive information by seasoned experts and is essential to the implementation of a successful plan.

Proper planning persons with disabilities in an emergency helps ensure that families stay together with the assistive technologies they need to function independently. This protects natural support systems, and prevents or reduces the effects of acute medical conditions, allowing volunteer medical providers to conserve limited emergency-care resources.

ATP Emergency Preparedness Training & Education Services include:

  • Identification of appropriate assistive technologies, systems and supplies; and
  • Customized training tailored for emergency managers, first responders, consumers or community members

Properly providing for the needs of the disability community during an emergency requires highly specialized knowledge and experience. ATP has the people, the knowledge and the experience to help professionals ensure their emergency preparedness programs meet regulatory requirements and properly serve the disability community throughout the Notification, Evacuation, Sheltering and Recovery phases of an emergency

Proper hygiene is essential. Learn more about masks and hand washing in this video.

Resource Documents 

Title Type Size
AT Power Outages pdf 193 KB Download AT Power Outages
COVI 19 How to Stay Healthy SIMPLE LANGUAGE pdf 125 KB Download COVI 19 How to Stay Healthy SIMPLE LANGUAGE
COVID-19 Patient Summary pdf 234 KB Download COVID-19 Patient Summary
COVID-19 Patient Summary - Spanish pdf 274 KB Download COVID-19 Patient Summary - Spanish
Crisis Plan Template Final pdf 1914 KB Download Crisis Plan Template Final
Crisis Resource Guide 8-2-19 pdf 526 KB Download Crisis Resource Guide 8-2-19
Disability Specific 72 Hour Kit Supplies for Emergencies pdf 179 KB Download Disability Specific 72 Hour Kit Supplies for Emergencies
DIY See Thru Face Mask pdf 81 KB Download DIY See Thru Face Mask
Emergency Communication Plans pdf 274 KB Download Emergency Communication Plans
Emergency Preparedness Plan Checklist pdf 212 KB Download Emergency Preparedness Plan Checklist
Emergency Preparedness, Prescription Medications, and Medical Supplies Final pdf 277 KB Download Emergency Preparedness, Prescription Medications, and Medical Supplies Final
Family Emergency Communication Plan pdf 172 KB Download Family Emergency Communication Plan
Family-wandering-emergency-plan pdf 247 KB Download Family-wandering-emergency-plan
First Responder Wandering Alert Form pdf 252 KB Download First Responder Wandering Alert Form
My Personal Support Network pdf 263 KB Download My Personal Support Network
Personal Assessments Final pdf 232 KB Download Personal Assessments Final
Personal Support Networks pdf 189 KB Download Personal Support Networks
Picture Communication Board for COVID-19 Editable pptx 850 KB Download Picture Communication Board for COVID-19 Editable
Picture Communication Boards for COVID-19 pdf 570 KB Download Picture Communication Boards for COVID-19
Picture Communication Boards for COVID-19 - Spanish pdf 506 KB Download Picture Communication Boards for COVID-19 - Spanish

Learn how to keep yourself safe when disaster strikes

In this Section

Contact Julia Beems

Call:  303-315-1284

Email: Julia.Beems@ucdenver.edu

A fire rescue professional speaks with a group of people with disabilities