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Free Disaster Volunteer Training Available in Westfield

3 volunteers in a Red Cross shelter
The public is invited to attend free training classes to become registered Red Cross disaster volunteers.

The North Jersey Region of the American Red Cross is offering free disaster shelter training in Westfield, NJ on March 12, 13 and 14, 2013.

The training is divided into three successive tiers:

• Shelter Worker – March 12, 2013

• Shelter Supervisor – March 13, 2013

• Shelter Manager – March 14, 2013

All three full-day classes start at 9:00 am and are being held at the following location:

Ralph J. Froehlich Public Safety Building

300 North Avenue East, second floor

Westfield, NJ

The public is invited to attend this free training to become registered Red Cross disaster volunteers. Each class builds on the previous class.

For example, if you are interested in being a shelter supervisor, you will need to complete the shelter worker class first before attending the shelter supervisor course. If you have already completed any of these Red Cross disaster classes at another Red Cross chapter, this may cover the prerequisite requirement(s).

During times of disaster, participants who’ve completed all classes would still have the opportunity to choose their level of commitment (as a Manager, Supervisor or Worker) for each particular disaster relief operation.

For more details and to sign up for the free March 12th Red Cross Shelter Worker Training, click here.

For more details and to sign up for the free March 13th Red Cross Shelter Supervisor Training, click here.

For more details and to sign up for the free March 14th Red Cross Shelter Manager Training, click here.

If you have not registered on our online learning system before, it is very easy and free to sign up and create a new user name and password. Please note: the Location shows Princeton - but these classes are being held in Westfield. If you have any questions or issues signing up for these classes, please call 609-951-2100.

About the American Red Cross North Jersey Region:

The American Red Cross North Jersey Region provides programs and services throughout the counties of Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Morris, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union and Warren, with a combined population of 5.7 million. The region trains and mobilizes 4,500 volunteers who support the delivery of services in the community. Last year, the Red Cross North Jersey Region responded to 419 local disasters, helping 929 families displaced by home fires; educated more than 15,000 community members about disaster preparedness; collected more than 28,500 units of blood through blood drives and Red Cross Blood Donation Centers; helped 844 military families send emergency messages, receive financial assistance, and get counseling and referrals; assisted 870 military members and their families facing deployment on how to access our services anywhere in the world; and trained 143,344 individuals with lifesaving skills in CPR, AED use, first aid and aquatics. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission.