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Belfast hosts weekend Disaster Services training

People interested in becoming Disaster Services volunteers for the American Red Cross can attend a free training that will take them from zero Red Cross experience to trained volunteer in just two days.

The Zero2 Hero program provides the training necessary to become:

  • Client casework volunteers - meet with disaster victims, assess their needs, and help them begin the recovery process.
  • Shelter volunteers – work at a shelter in the event of a large scale disaster, such as an ice storm or flood

The class also includes CPR/First Aid for all attendees.

“Maine continues to see a significant number of fires,” says Larry French, Disaster Program Manager. “Having a strong volunteer base helps ensures the Red Cross will be able to provide local assistance when fire or other disasters strike.”

Participants in the training will also complete all necessary paperwork to become an active volunteer of the Red Cross.


Location: Waldo County Public Safety, 4 Public Safety Way, Belfast ME, 04915

Friday, July 17:  5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.  (Snacks provided)

Saturday, July 18:  8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Snacks provided)

Sunday, June 19:  8:30 a.m. – noon (Optional CPR/First Aid)

Sign up online, or for more information, contact Larry French, or 207-874-1192, x407.

About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters, supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood, teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid, and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. Learn more at, on Twitter (ARC_Maine), or Facebook (American Red Cross of Maine).