Disaster Volunteer Training
This Saturday, Nov 5 th , beginning at 9 a.m. the Plains Chapter of the American Red Cross will be offering free disaster response training. This course is open to all interested volunteers desiring to help prepare, prevent and respond for disasters. The course offered is “Disaster Assessment,” taught by Bob Sanders, volunteer instructor for the Plains Chapter and will be held at FBC Boise City .
The prerequisite class, “Intro to Disaster,” is an overview of disasters responded to by the American Red Cross. If you haven't already completed “Intro to Disaster,” you may now do so online! It has been condensed into a 45 minute PowerPoint presentation accessible by going online to www.redcross.org and clicking the orange volunteer tab (left side of home page under HELP NOW heading) then scrolling down to the begin course button.
Many Boise City residents have already completed the Intro course along with Mass Care and Shelter Operations as preparation to be sent out as a Strike Team this year for Hurricane Katrina. While the Strike Team did not deploy, we now have more volunteers trained to respond when disaster(s) occur here in the Panhandle!
For more information, please contact the Plains Chapter at (580) 338-6746.
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