Disaster & Emergency - City of Dallas

Disaster & Emergency Preparedness

Disaster Response Exercise, Family Assistance Center support

The City of Dallas, Dallas County, & the American Red Cross are participating in a four-day active shooter full-scale exercise. Your time and service will help these partners prepare and respond effectively when opening a Family Assistance Center.
Jun 01, 2019  7:00AM
6 Hours
1 Shifts Available
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The City of Dallas, Dallas County, and the American Red Cross are participating and collaborating in a four-day active shooter full-scale exercise. This is only an exercise. Your time and service will help these partners prepare and respond efficiently and effectively in the event of a disaster. Sign up and learn more about disaster preparedness in Dallas and how agencies support our community in times of great need.

In the event of a disaster, families may lose their homes, personal items, or need multiple services to help them recover and return to their day to day activities. To serve the community, the city or county will open a Family Assistance Center (FAC) where those affected by the disaster will have access to multiple services in one place. This eases the stress that can be felt during a disaster by providing resources and help that are conveniently located together.

June 1, 7a.m.-1p.m. Episcopal School of Dallas, 4100 Merrell Rd., Dallas, TX 75229

Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS), the American Red Cross (ARC), Dallas County Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DCHSEM) and the Office of Emergency Management (OEM) will partner together to active a Family Assistance Center (FAC) to assist the victims and family members directly impacted by the school shooting.

A Family Assistance Center (FAC) will be set up. Volunteers are needed to “act” as family members while partners test their capability on the registration of individuals and agencies, provide mass briefings, determine survivor and witness areas, and working with partners on the reunification of families, manual reports and death notifications.

****Children may be part of this portion of the exercise, however any person under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a Parent or Guardian.****

Lunch WILL BE provided at the completion of this portion of the exercise.

Please register here https://dallasco.readyop.com/fs/4c9d/2032

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