Disaster Schedule

FREE Classes

Introduction to Disaster Services - September 13 6-8:30 p.m.

Mass Care - September 26 - 6-8:30 p.m.

Emergency Assistance to Families - October 3&4 - 6-9:00 p.m.

All the above classes take place at the Westbrook Library in Westbrook.

 

Introduction to Disaster Services - September 20 - 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Mass Care - October 2 - 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Emergency Assistance to Families - October 10 & 11 - 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Shelter Operations - October 24 - 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

All the above classes take place at the Middlesex County Chapter House

in Middletown.

The Greater Hartford Chapter is offering the following classes.

Emergency Assistance to Families II

The purpose of this course is to enable Red Cross paid and volunteer staff and representatives of other community agencies to meet the emergency needs of families on an individual basis while assigned to a major relief operation. *Prerequisite is Emergency Assistance to Families Module I. (59914) July 22, 9am-4pm, Storrs; (59915) July 29, 9am-4pm, Hartford; (59916) September 16, 9am-4pm, Vernon; (59917) September 23, 9am-4pm, Storrs; (60000) October 14, 9am-4pm, Bristol.

Damage Assessment

The purpose of this training is to prepare Red Cross paid and volunteer staff to serve as damage assessment workers to obtain and report damage assessment information and provide operational support on disaster operations. Should have a valid driver's license. (59918) August 10, 6-9pm, Storrs; (59919) September 21, 6-9pm, Vernon; (60001) September 26, 6-9pm, Hartford; (60002) October 25, 6-9pm, Bristol.

Emergency Response Vehicle (ERV)

Become familiar with the Red Cross Disaster vehicle. Training on operating and working out of an ERV. VALID DRIVER’S LICENSE REQUIRED. (59920) August 26, 9-1pm, Storrs; (59921) September 9, 9-1pm, Farmington; (59923) October 21, 9am-1pm, Vernon; (60003) October 21, 9am-1pm, Bristol; (60007) October 3, 6-10pm, Hartford.

Logistics Inventory Response Vehicle (LIRV)

Become familiar with the Red Cross Disaster vehicle. Training on operating and working out of an LIRV. VALID DRIVER’S LICENSE REQUIRED. (60011) September 9, 1pm- 4:30pm, Farmington.

Shelter Simulation

The purpose of this training is to provide participants an opportunity to practice the knowledge and skills needed to run a successful shelter operation. *Prerequisite is Mass Care Overview and Shelter Operations. (59930) August 8, 6-9pm, Hartford; (59931) August 31, 6-9pm, Vernon; (60006) October 18, 6-9pm, Bristol; (59932) October 26, 6-9pm, Storrs.

Local Disaster Volunteer (LDV)

Assist Red Cross paid and volunteer staff to prepare for sufficient volunteers in the event of a disaster in the local community, as well as help identify preparedness measures that should take place on the local level and enable them to administer the Local Disaster Volunteer (LDV) function if disaster strikes in the unit’s jurisdiction. (59933) September 16, 8:30am- 4:30pm, Farmington.

Liaison I: Conducting a Community Collaboration

The purpose of this course is to prepare participants to serve as a liaison to build and maintain a local collaborative process that is designed to enhance the community’s ability to respond to disaster. (59934) October 7, 8:30am - 4pm, Farmington.

Community Disaster Education (CDE) –Workshop for Presenters

The purpose of the workshop is to prepare you to deliver quality Community Disaster Education presentations by providing you sufficient background information and support. The workshop provides information on ways to overcome disaster denial issues to motivate individual and family disaster preparedness action. It does not teach platform presentation skills; rather, it focuses in how to choose appropriate messages for target audiences and selecting materials that convey those messages. (60009) July 22, 8:30am – 4:30pm, Farmington; (60010) September 20, 8:30am - 4:30pm, Farmington.

Records and Reports

This course prepares Red Cross paid and volunteer staff to work within the Records and Reports (R&R) function in a disaster environment. This course will provide the worker with the tools to perform the R&R activities that support other functions as well as co-workers on a Red Cross disaster relief operation. (59937) July 15, 8:30am- 4:30pm, Farmington.

Administering a Small Disaster Operation (ASDO)

Administering a Small Disaster Operation is an Intermediate Disaster course that prepares Red Cross paid and volunteer staff to administer a disaster relief operation in which no more that 30 families have been affected and which will be partially or totally funded by the national Disaster Relief Fund. In order to take this class you must fill out a 5898H. (59938) August 5 & 6, 8:30am – 4:30pm, Farmington. *Must attend both days

Logistics

The purpose of this training is to provide basic information about the activities and processes of the Logistics function in support of an American Red Cross disaster relief operation. Participants will learn about the skills, abilities and knowledge needed by Logistics workers and how they can get started in their local chapter. (59939) October 5, 6-9pm, Vernon

Logistics Simulation

The purpose of this training is to provide participants an opportunity to practice the knowledge and skills needed to run a successful logistical operation at their local chapter. (59940) October 19, 6-9pm, Vernon.

To register for any of these FREE classes at the Middlesex County Chapter or the Greater Hartford Chapter, please call Sheryl 860-347-2577.

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