Responding to a disaster requires quick thinking and standardized operations. Volunteers who wish to respond both locally and nationally must be trained in advance, as there is little time for training during the disaster. Classes are structured for advancement into American Red Cross groups and activities. When a disaster happens, we call on those who are trained to perform specific functions.
THE AMERICAN RED CROSS West Virginia Region will be holding free disaster services training courses each month at several locations in the state. You must be a registered Red Cross volunteer or local disaster partner to attend.
To register for disaster training classes that are available near you, please visit our online course registration website here: Disaster Training Classes