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Emergency Preparedness Training for People with Disabilities

Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment, in collaboration with the Massachusetts Office on Disability (MOD)*, is pleased to offer a specialized training session on emergency preparedness for people with disabilities. This essential session is part of our ongoing efforts to ensure that all community members, especially those with disabilities, have the necessary assistance and resources in times of crisis.

Event Details:

  • Date: Tuesday, May 21, 2024
  • Time: 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
  • Location: Mary Pat Flynn Room, Old Jail Building, 3195 Main Street, Barnstable, MA 02630

This training will bring together individuals with disabilities and emergency preparedness professionals to explore effective strategies for ensuring safety and preparedness. Our goal is to facilitate a meaningful exchange of ideas and best practices that will lead to more inclusive and effective emergency response plans.

Registration Information: Attendance is free, but pre-registration is required to ensure sufficient accommodations. Please register by contacting:

We strongly encourage the participation of individuals with disabilities, caregivers, family members, and emergency personnel. Your insights and experiences are invaluable to our efforts in making emergency services accessible and responsive to the needs of every community member.

Join us for this important training session as we work together to enhance emergency preparedness for everyone in Barnstable County. We look forward to seeing you there and building a safer, more prepared community together.

*MOD does not discriminate on the basis of disability and is committed to providing accessible programs, meetings, and events. To request reasonable modification to participate in this webinar, please contact MOD General Counsel Julia O’Leary at Julia.E.OLeary@mass.gov or (857) 214-1081. Requests made after May 17, 2024 will be considered but may not be possible to fill.