Pennsylvania Disaster Training Institute

Pennsylvania State Disaster Training Institute

Thank you to all who participated in our first Pennsylvania State Disaster Training Institute. We were able to train more than 200 Red Cross employees, volunteers and partners in our more than 30 training classes over the 5 day institute. Check out photos from the event and a video recapping the institute

October, 2014 Date to be Determined

Join the American Red Cross for a premiere training opportunity to learn life-changing leadership skills. The Pennsylvania Disaster Training Institute will offer training opportunities emphasizing management skills as well as keynote speakers and more for Red Cross employees, volunteers and partners in the disaster response field.

Courses already scheduled include:

  • American Red Cross International Services: An Overview
  • Collaborating Essentials
  • Disaster Assessment Exercise
  • Disaster Assessment Fundamentals
  • Disaster Frontline Supervisor/Simulation
  • Disaster Instructor Specialty Training
  • Disaster Kitchen Basics
  • Disaster Kitchen - Supervisor
  • ERV: Ready, Set, Roll
  • FEMA 100
  • FEMA 200
  • Financial & Statistical Information Management
  • Forklift Training
  • Foundations of Disaster Mental Health
  • Fundamentals of Chapter Disaster Operations Management
  • Government Operations Fundamentals
  • HAM Radio Training
  • Health Services Response Workshop
  • Hold the Fort
  • In-Kind Donations
  • Introduction to International Humanitarian Law
  • Leadership Development Training
  • Logistics: An Overview
  • Mass Casualty
  • Psychological First Aid
  • Public Affairs/Social Media Workshop
  • Red Paw
  • Restoring Family Links
  • Service Delivery Site Management
  • Service Delivery Tools
  • Shelter Management
  • Spiritual Care Training
  • Trailer Towing Workshop
  • Registration and cost:

    Registration is free and includes breakfast and lunch.


    Please contact Bryan Payne with the American Red Cross Southeastern Pennsylvania at (215) 299-4803 or via email at

    List of Helpful Documents:

  • Disaster Institute Invitation
  • Save the Date flyer
  • Application for Disaster Training Form 5898
  • Course Schedule
  • Course Descriptions

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