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FLETC Response to Victims of Hurricane Katrina:Operation Open Arms

September 2, 2005

Assistance for displaced families

The
Federal Law Enforcement Training Center and its Partner Organizations
have responded to assist the displaced families of Federal employees.
The FLETC sites to be used are Glynco and Charleston, with Glynco being
the first filled. Displaced family members will be accommodated in Dorm
187, and staff from a Command Center will assist them at that point,
and they will have the resources of FLETC, along with the charitable
organizations in our community.

Points of contact – Command Center

The
Command Center will be open 24/7 as of 6:00 p.m. today, (September 2),
and is located in Bldg. 94, in the food court area. Any Federal
employee in the FLETC family may call one of the following numbers to
arrange accommodation for family members of Federal employees:
912.267.3852, 267.3853, 267.3854, or 267.3855.

Volunteer space for people or pets

To
augment these arrangements, anyone who would like to volunteer space in
their homes – for either family or pets of displaced family – may do so
by e-mailing the Public Affairs Office at FLETC-PAO@dhs.gov or calling 912.267.2447.

Stress Management assistance

Staff
who want to refer members of the FLETC family may do so by calling our
Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) toll-free number,
operational 24/7: 1.866.733.7002 (1.866.PEER.002). They will provide
assistance through our own resources or refer staff and families, if
more appropriate.

Additional information

Information on this assistance will also be placed on the FLETC Operational Status Information number at 1.800.793.5382.