American Red Cross of Maine Offers Disaster Training Courses

Disaster training classes offered in Rockland.
These courses are available to anyone who is interested in learning more about the Red Cross and its Disaster Services work.

The American Red Cross of Maine is pleased to announce a local offering of two basic courses to our volunteers and the general public: “Disaster Services: An Overview” and “Shelter Fundamentals.” These courses will be held in June at the Knox County Emergency Management Agency offices at 301 Park Street in Rockland, and are available to anyone who is interested in learning more about the Red Cross and its Disaster Services work.

“Disaster Services: An Overview” is a basic level course that provides an introduction to Disaster Services provided by the American Red Cross. The course is divided into two modules. The first module introduces disaster preparedness and response at the American Red Cross and the second module provides Pine Tree Chapter-specific program information. The course is delivered using integrated video and interactive activities. It will be held on June 12th from 5:30 –8:30 p.m.

“Shelter Fundamentals” is a basic level course that introduces the guidelines and procedures for basic shelter management during a disaster. Participants will work on a case study that takes them through four of the six phases of the Shelter Cycle: Opening, Organizing, Operating and Closing. Shelter Fundamentals will be held on Tuesday June 18th from 5:30 – 9:00 p.m.

These free courses are open to any interested resident. Please register for either or both course online at www.classes.redcross.org or contact the Knox County EMA at 594-5155 for registration assistance. Online pre-registration is required.