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Red Cross and Brooklyn Park Fire Offering Training

What’s most rewarding is being able to help people get through a difficult time.

The American Red Cross is teaming up with the Brooklyn Park Fire Department to bolster its ranks of local volunteers helping families after disasters, such as home fires. Red Cross “Fast Track” training will be held March 10 and 11 at the Brooklyn Park Fire Department and include Disaster Action Team (DAT) Induction. Disaster Simulation and Psychological First Aid.

“For me, what’s most rewarding is being able to help people get through a difficult time,” says Brooklyn Park resident and Red Cross volunteer Terry Menge. “I’ve learned that a hug and kind word gives them strength to move on from tragedy. Each call to action brings its own unique circumstances. I’m grateful for those who've welcomed me to use their home, car, or other space for warmth on a winter night while I’m helping their neighbors affected by disaster.”

You can make a difference and bring help and hope to your neighbors in need. 

Fast Track Training Details

Friday, March 10, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m., Disaster Action Team Induction and On-boarding
Saturday, March 11, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Disaster Simulation and Psychological First Aid

Brooklyn Park Fire Department
5700 85th Avenue North
Brooklyn Park, MN 55443

Meet other volunteers, have fun training to help your community and learn about other volunteer opportunities. Lunch will be provided on Saturday. 

For more information and to register, contact Angie Schull, (507) 387-6664, ext. 1504.

About the American Red Cross 
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and counsels victims of disasters; provides nearly half of the nation's blood supply; teaches lifesaving skills; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its humanitarian mission. The Minnesota Region serves 5.2 million people across Minnesota and part of western Wisconsin with offices in Duluth, Mankato, Minneapolis, Rochester and St. Cloud. For more information, please visit  Like us on Facebook: American Red Cross Minnesota Region. Follow us on Twitter: @mnredcross