Functional Needs Support Services

BCFS EMD offers programs on integrating functional needs support services for individuals with disabilities into comprehensive emergency management programs and planning process to ensure that you are compliant with the latest FEMA guidance. As the developers of the national Guidance on Planning for Integration of Functional Needs Support Services in General Population Shelters, BCFS EMD has become the national leader in providing expertise in this area.

BCFS EMD can customize training to meet your unique needs or can deliver a 1 day workshop designed to provide understanding to the full architecture of functional needs support services (FNSS) to include:

  • Understanding the FEMA FNSS integration guidance
  • Defining populations who require FNSS
  • Whole community concept
  • How to ensure FNSS integration in your plans
  • Developing plans that include FNSS – standards and guidelines
  • FNSS resource management
  • Legal and ethical issues related to FNSS integration
  • Capacity building for FNSS
  • Best practices and lessons learned