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Volunteers Needed for Northern California Fire Season


REDDING, Calif., Tuesday, April 16, 2013 — An exceptionally dry winter and a fast-approaching California summer can mean only one thing – a very busy fire season. In anticipation of a season sure to keep first responders on their toes throughout the state, the American Red Cross is looking for volunteers to aid in disaster response.

 The American Red Cross of Northeastern California will conduct five (5) volunteer orientations in the coming weeks, which will provide new volunteers with an overview of the Red Cross, its programs and services, and an opportunity to help communities respond to and recover from potential wildfire emergencies.

 As a Disaster Action Team or Sheltering and Mass Care volunteer, individuals will provide care and comfort directly to those impacted by disaster – from single home fires to large scale wildfires, and everything in between.

 Those interested in becoming a disaster services volunteer are encouraged to attend one of the following volunteer orientations. All orientations will take place from 4:00pm - 6:00pm on their respective dates:

 Apr 27

Red Bluff Fire Department Training Center

1015 Kimball Rd

Red Bluff, CA 96080

 May 11

Corning City Fire Department

814 5th St

Corning, CA 96021

 May 18

Red Cross Office

3609 Bechelli Ln, Unit I

Redding, CA 96002

May 24

Trinity County Department of Public Health

51 Industrial Park Way

Weaverville, CA 96093

 Jun 7

Red Cross Office

1000 S. Main St

Yreka, CA 96097

 To register for a Volunteer Orientation or to find out more about the Red Cross, please call (530) 244-8000, OR visit www.redcross.org.