- Aid Americans and foreign nationals by seeking
to locate and reunite families separated by war or other causes beyond
- Serve as a channel for concerned Americans who
wish to be of help to refugees and victims of international disaster
or conflict, and transmit family messages in such situations when normal
communications are not in effect
- Maintain a nationwide disaster preparedness
program consisting primarily of volunteers to provide rapid response
when disaster strikes and to help prevent and minimize human suffering.
- Give individual families needed emergency help
with food, rent, clothing, transportation, medical needs, and selected
- Provide additional assistance to victims for
whom government help is not available.
- Join with government and other agencies in local
and nationwide disaster planning and operations.
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County Chapter offers several free disaster classes, for
detailed information, please call (860) 347-2577 or email
- Introduction to Disaster Services
- Mass Care
- Emergency Assistance to Family
- Shelter Operation
Hartford Chapter also offers free disaster classes,
- Emergency Assistance to Families IIto 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.
- Damage Assessmentto 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.
- Emergency Response Vehicle (ERV)Become familiar with
the Red Cross Disaster vehicle.
- Logistics Inventory Response Vehicle (LIRV)Become familiar
with the Red Cross Disaster vehicle.
- Shelter Simulationto 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.
- 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.
- Liaison I: Conducting a Community Collaborationto 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
- Community Disaster Education (CDE) –Workshop for Presentersto
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.
- Records and Reportsto work within the Records and Reports
(R&R;) function in a disaster environment.
- Administering a Small Disaster Operation (ASDO) 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.
- Logisticsto provide basic information about the activities
and processes of the Logistics function in support of an American Red
Cross disaster relief operation.
- Logistics Simulationto provide participants an opportunity
to practice the knowledge and skills needed to run a successful logistical
operation at their local chapter.
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