Functional Assessment Service Team (FAST) Training

Event Date: 
July 25, 2018 - 9:00am to July 26, 2018 - 5:00am

The City of Los Angeles Department on Disability would like to invite our Community Partners to the upcoming Functional Assessment Service Team (FAST) Training.

Course Topics:

  • FAST Shelter Operations
  • Resource Ordering
  • Emergency Management
  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • Preparation and Response
  • Recovery: Transition and Demobilization
  • Practical Application –Table Top Exercise

A Functional Assessment Service Team consists of trained government and non-government personnel who have experience working with individuals that have disabilities and/or access and functional needs. A FAST can be requested in the event of a disaster to deploy to a shelter to conduct assessments of shelter residents who have disabilities and/or access and functional needs. FAST members must be willing and able to work under stressful conditions for long hours. FAST members help to develop and implement reasonable accommodations, and generate resource requests for equipment that will allow shelter residents with disabilities and/or access and functional needs to remain in a general population shelter. These resources may include durable medical equipment, consumable medical supplies, prescribed medications or a person to assist with activities of daily living.

FAST members must possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities to work in their area of specialty, as well as a minimum of two years’ experience working with and assessing the needs of people with disabilities and/or access and functional needs.

A FAST member must have experience in one or more of the following areas: aging (services/support, including dietary needs), chronic health needs, developmental and other cognitive disabilities (i.e. traumatic brain injury), hearing loss, vision loss, mental health disabilities, physical disabilities, and substance abuse issues.

Attendees must complete both days (16 hours) for Functional Assessment Service Team credential.  To register for this 2-day course, please complete the Functional Assessment Service (Team (FAST) Course Application (.PDF) by no later than Monday, July 16, 2018

Ways to send your completed course application:

  1. Email to Deisy Gonzalez at deisy.gonzalez@lacity.org OR
  2. Fax it to (213) 202-2715 Attention: Deisy Gonzalez
Event Location: 
Los Angeles County Probation Department Training Center
3300 Sandoval Avenue
Pico Rivera, CA 90660
United States
Contact Name: 
Deisy Gonzalez, Emergency Preparedness Project Coordinator
Contact Phone: 
(213) 202-2761
Event Cost: 
There is no cost for this course; however, seating is limited. A completed course application is required.