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Functional and Access Needs (FAN) Fair

The Functional and Access Needs Fair, hosted by the American Red Cross of Greater Chicago, is the first-ever event of this kind to be brought to our region for American Red Cross responders and other members of the disaster preparedness and response community!

First responders and American Red Cross volunteers are the first line of hope for residents in the face of a disaster. For those living with functional and access needs, emergencies are all the more frightening, as many deal with the fear and uncertainty of how they will be able to communicate, evacuate, and remain safe during and after a disaster. The FAN Conference will equip attendees with the knowledge and confidence to effectively and compassionately serve all residents in the event of emergency.

Please join us for this engaging and interactive conference! Thanks to a generous grant from the Illinois Emergency Management Agency, the conference is free to attend, and participants will be provided with breakfast, lunch, and an informative handbook to use as a reference during future disaster responses.

Course Length: 6 hours

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Course Timeline: 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

Registration Information: Register online at Eventbrite


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Scheduled Classes: There are no scheduled dates for this course.

Please note: Applications for courses will be accepted up to 1 day prior to the course date. However, the cutoff date for lodging is 7 days prior to class.

If you want to learn more about the Training Program or are interested in attending a specific course, please contact your IEMA Regional Coordinator or Lori McTaggart. Registration should be made in advance to attend any IEMA sponsored class. Walk-in registrations are only accepted if room space and course materials are available. To register for IEMA classes, please see the IEMA Online Registration and Tracking Program Page.




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ICS 300 & 400 Training
FEMA Higher Education Project

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