FASTs are teams of trained social service professionals ready to respond to work in disaster shelters to assist people with access and functional needs in getting what they need to remain in shelters. FAST members work with shelter personnel to conduct assessments for people with access and functional needs in both Community and Red Cross Shelters.
FAST Members attend monthly sustainment trainings. Each training focuses on a different social service discipline, program, or resource. The purpose of these meetings is to give members an overview of disciplines outside their expertise. Subject matter experts are invited to speak about the disciplines they serve and provide potential resources FAST members can utilize while deployed.
This cross-discipline training model strengthens the FAST team and better prepares the team to respond to disaster emergency shelters.
Monthly meetings are held on the second Tuesday of every month from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Pierce County Emergency Operations Center. A call in option is available for those unable to attend in person.
Please call (253) 798-6595 or send an email.