American Red Cross chapters across Wisconsin are combining forces to host the 2nd Annual Wisconsin Disaster Training Conference from October 16-20, 2013 in Wausau, Wisconsin. Red Cross volunteers (and staff) will be receiving classroom to hands-on knowledge and experience to cross-train, reinforce and engage the best core of disaster responders possible. People of all ages, and life-experience, are encouraged to become local responders before garnering the experience to respond nationally to places like Moore, Oklahoma or Hurricanes that strike our coastlines. Each attendee must be a registered volunteer and there is time to complete the online application process, background check, online orientation session, etc before registering for the Training Conference.
While at the Westwood Conference Center, attendees will gain knowledge and skills required to help people affected by disaster in a confidential and efficient manner. For the people we serve it is stressful and with a coordinated response we can provide immediate support as well as provide tools and techniques for their longer-term recovery. Plus, attendees will network with others from around the state and even across our state borders.
You must be a registered Red Cross volunteer to take these FREE courses. If you're not already a volunteer, fill out this volunteer application to get started.
The Registration and Course Sign Up forms must be completed by all participants. Please pay attention to the pre-requisites for the courses you sign up for. Additionally, we have 2 advanced level courses (Leadership Development Training, and Fundamentals of Chapter Disaster Operations Management) which require applicants to fill out the form 5898h. If you are registering for either of these courses, staff will follow up with you. The Registration and Course Sign Up forms can be mailed, faxed, or emailed in. No telephone registrations will be accepted. Course registration will be handled on a first received, first processed basis. Course minimums and maximums will be followed. Incomplete registration forms will be returned.
Deadlines: All registrations are due by Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, at 4:30 p.m. You can send your registration in the following ways:
Confirmation: Confirmation of participation, course choices, and a map to the facility will be emailed to you. Please contact Melisa Myers, firstname.lastname@example.org, if you do not receive your confirmation two weeks before the conference.