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Red Cross Disaster Services Courses in Corning and Seneca Falls

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Participants will also learn about disaster response volunteer opportunities with the Red Cross.

The American Red Cross Finger Lakes Chapter will host two Disaster Services Overview courses for residents of Chemung, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Yates and Wayne counties who are interested in becoming Red Cross Disaster Action Team volunteers.

Residents can attend either course from 6 to 10 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25, at the Red Cross office at 123 W. Market St., Corning, or from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, at the Red Cross office at 83 W. Bayard St., Seneca Falls.

The purpose of the course is to provide information about how the participants can help their communities prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies and disasters. Participants will also learn about disaster response volunteer opportunities with the Red Cross.

The course is divided into two modules: The first module introduces general Red Cross disaster preparedness and response practices, and the second module focuses on the specific disaster services provided by the American Red Cross Finger Lakes Chapter.

The course engages participants through videos and interactive activities. Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

Explain how disasters affect people and communities.
Describe how the community and Red Cross work together in preparedness and response.
Describe the services the Red Cross provides to people affected by disaster and the principles   that guide Red Cross workers in disaster relief situations.
Identify resources for personal preparedness.
Determine how to help their community prepare and respond to disasters.
Identify the next steps to becoming a volunteer.

All American Red Cross disaster training courses are free.

Space is limited and advanced registration is required. To register, contact Judy Coleman, Disaster Program Manager, at (607) 242-4877 or

Disaster Services Overview • Feb. 25 (Corning) & Feb. 28 (Seneca Falls)