ADA National Network Webinar Series:
Emergency Management and Preparedness -
Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities
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Schedule 2019-20

These 90 minute webinars are delivered by the Pacific ADA Center using the Zoom webinar platform. All sessions will be captioned, recorded and archived.

This program is delivered via both webinar platform and via telephone (additional charges may apply). Real-time captioning is available via the webinar platform.

Webinars begin at ET: 2.30pm, CT: 1.30pm, MT:12.30pm, PT:11.30am, Hawaii: 9.30am during mainland Standard Time; 8.30am during mainland Daylight Savings Time

ADA National Network Learning Session: California's Emergency Plans for Wildfire Season in a COVID19 Environment

9th July, 2020

Register here to attend this webinar.

This presentation will focus on plans for fire season and specifically address California's efforts regarding practicing integrated emergency communication, transportation/evacuation, and sheltering in a COVID-19 environment.

Learning objectives:

  • Understand effective techniques on how to achieve key Emergency Preparedness goals during the COVID-19 pandemic


J.R. Antablian (Bureau Chief for Field Operations, Disaster Service Branch, CDSS) oversees all mutual aid regions in California for the Mass Care Coordinators throughout the state. J.R. has copious amounts of Emergency Management experience, beginning his civil service career in 2008 at the Governor's Office of Homeland Security prior to the formation of Cal OES.

Jennifer Lim (Acting Chief Deputy Director, California Emergency Medical Services Authority) since 2013, leads the Legislative, Regulatory and External Affairs Office in advocating for the advancement of EMS with the Legislature and media. Jennifer has over 20 years of state and local experience in community programming, legislative affairs, training, and public relations. Lim earned a Master of Arts degree in organizational leadership from Chapman University.

Brian Ferguson (Deputy Director for Crisis Communication and Public Affairs, Cal OES) is responsible for all public communication, education, and media relations during response, recovery, and in preparation for disasters and emergencies.

Eric Lamoureux (Assistant Director for Response, Cal OES) oversees both statewide and regional operations that include the State Operations Center, the California State Warning Center, and the Cal OES Inland, Coastal and Southern Regional offices.

Vance Taylor (Chief of the Office of Access and Functional Needs, Cal OES) is responsible for ensuring the needs of individuals with disabilities and persons with access and functional needs are identified before, during, and after a disaster, and integrating disability needs and resources into emergency management systems.