Disaster Resiliency VISTA for Southwest Missouri
Southwest Missouri Council of Governments
Springfield, MO United States
The VISTA will have an overall focus on increasing information pertaining to disaster recovery and resilience which may be integrated into numerous ongoing efforts. The VISTA will familiarize themselves with the Missouri Disaster Recovery Framework (MDRF) and existing local government disaster processes. They will document previous damages and assist emergency managers and other staff throughout the region as disasters occur to gain hands-on experience in preliminary damage assessment and issues with the documentation process.
The VISTA will create a formalized process that fits with the MDRF for outreach during and immediately following a disaster event and assist communities in building capacity for completing preliminary damage assessments, both for residents and businesses. They will then develop training materials for various stakeholder groups.