Kansas Disaster Training Institute sponsored by American Red Cross
Join the American Red Cross for a premier training opportunity that will bring all the players to the table. From June 17 through June 22, 2013, the Kansas Disaster Training Institute sponsored by American Red Cross will offer training opportunities, keynote speakers and breakout groups for all organizations affected by disaster.
Taking place on the campus of Pratt Community College, participants will hear from nationally respected subject-matter experts on the challenges and importance of working together to help communities rebuild after disasters. Click here to see a full schedule and description of classes.
Courses already scheduled include:Bulk DistributionClient CaseworkCollaborating EssentialsCommunity Mass Care - FEMACommunity Organization Active in Disaster (COAD) DevelopmentDefensive DrivingDeployment Training WorkshopDisaster Health Service Sheltering for Public HealthDisaster Instructor Specialty Training (DIST)ERV: Ready Set RollFederal Government OperationsFinancial & Statistical Information Management (FSI)Foundation of Disaster Mental HealthFront Line Supervision/SimulationFundamentals of Chapter Disaster Operations MgmtFundamentals of Disaster Assessment (On-Line and Classroom)Health Service Response WorkshopIncident Action Plan (ICP)Local Government OperationsLogistics Overview and SimulationMass Care IIMitigating Disaster Worker Risk: Force Health ProtectionNational Shelter Systems Workshop (NSS)Psychological First AidPublic Affairs Media Workshop/Social Media in DisasterService Delivery Site ManagementShelter Manager WorkshopState Government Operations TSA - Introduction to Disaster Services - Salvation ArmyVolunteer and Donations Management - FEMAVolunteer Connection Workshop
Breakout Sessions will include:Accomplishing Mass Care in Rural Communities: A Planning Perspective - FEMAFEMA's Whole Community Preparedness InitiativeGet to Know Your Kansas Animal Response Team (KSART)Get to Know Your Red Cross and Red Cross HeadquartersGet to Know Your Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) and United WayGet to Know Your Faith Based Organizations including: Mennonite Disaster Services, Salvation Army, Brethren Service Center, Lutheran Disaster Response, Southern Baptist, United Methodist Disaster TeamMapping Your Neighborhood - FEMARole of Regional Health Care Coalitions in KansasThe Importance of Long Term Recovery Committees - FEMAThe National Disaster Recovery Framework - FEMAThe National Disaster Recovery Strategy - FEMAUnderstanding PPD-8 and the New Frameworks - FEMAVolunteer Hours Count! Joplin's Donated Hours Success Story - FEMA
Nightly keynote presentations open to the public include:Monday, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. - Red Cross Vice President of Disaster Operations Trevor Riggen discusses the Red Cross response to Hurricane Sandy and the re-engineering of the American Red Cross. Tuesday, 7 to 9:30 p.m. - A Look Back at Joplin and Greensburg – Ray Stegman, Kiowa County Emergency ManagerWednesday, 7 – 10 p.m. - The Future of Disaster Relief Coordination – Jamieson M. Day, PH.DThursday, 7 – 9 p.m. – Partnering to Deliver Mass Care – A Faith Based Initiative – Mike Curry
All keynote presentations are open to the public and will take place at the Pratt Community College Auditorium.
Cost and Lodging
To increase preparedness capacity and to facilitate relationship building within Kansas, the American Red Cross is waiving costs for the Disaster Training Institute. Free registration includes breakfast, lunch and dinner for the six-day event.
Lodging at the college is included in the registration that includes bedding and towels. However, guests should bring their own pillow.
When registration opens, please click the button at the top on the left or here to be directed to registration. The deadline to register is May 25.
Please contact Donna Meier Pfeifer with the American Red Cross Central Kansas Chapter at (620) 672-3651, email@example.com, or Bryan Saindon with the Midway-Kansas Chapter at (316) 219-4000, firstname.lastname@example.org.
List of Helpful Documents:Save the Date flyer Application for Disaster Training Form 5898 Course Schedule Pratt Community College MapPratt Hotels and Motels