The City of Los Angeles Department on Disability would like to invite our Community Partners to the upcoming Functional Assessment Service Team (FAST) Training.
- 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 the 2-day course (16 hours) for Functional Assessment Service Team credential. You can register online, or you can download a fill-able registration form (PDF) to fax or email.
3 Ways to Reigster:
- ONLINE: http://disability.lacity.org/functional-assessment-service-team-fast-course-application-form
- FAX: (213) 202-2715 Attention: DOD Emergency Preparedness Program
- EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org