Upcoming Training Opportunities

Red Cross volunteer Bob Stephens teaches how to do damage assessment to more than 300 event based volunteers who attended in class at Point Community Church in Austin where there has been major flood damage in the area. Bob said the additional volunteers will enable the Red Cross to put more damage assessment teams in the field . (Photo by Carl Manning/American Red Cross)

We want to thank you for stepping up in the time of need and saying “I want to help!” The mission of the American Red Cross is to prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power for volunteers and the generosity of donors. We need people like you to fulfill this mission.

We have put together some training that will help you help the Red Cross when your community is in need; we will have sheltering and damage assessment courses available until November 21st. These are two of the jobs that are most needed in the immediate aftermath of a natural disaster or emergency.

The links below will take you to EMBARC, our Learning Management System; you will be asked to create an account if you don’t have one. If you’d like to attend and are unable to register through the links below, email Elton.Fewell2@redcross.org.

Availability is limited – sign up NOW!

Monday, November 16, 2015 – Disaster Assessment Fundamentals – 6:00 -10:00 pm

Tuesday, November 17, 2015 – Shelter Fundamentals – 6:00 – 10:00 pm

Thursday, November 19, 2015 – Shelter Fundamentals – 6:00 – 10:00 pm

Friday, November 20, 2015 – Disaster Assessment Fundamentals – 6:00 – 10:00 pm

Saturday, November 21, 2015 – Disaster Assessment Fundamentals – 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Course Descriptions

Shelter Fundamentals – This course will help you be prepared when the Red Cross needs to open up a shelter during a disaster. It will also cover how a shelter is run and how to close it.

Disaster Assessment Fundamentals – This course will make you familiar with damage assessment, help you understand what the Red Cross uses to go out to the community and determine the level of damage on a property, and how to collect the information and data.

Location – 2218 Pershing Drive (Building B), Austin, TX 78723

We thank you for your support in these times of need, and hope you join us to build readiness and capacity for when the time comes!

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