Disaster Training

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Disaster Training courses are offered at various times both at our Chapter Headquarters and at our Houston-area branch offices. Some disaster classes may be taken online as self-study courses. We are the most trusted training provider of health and safety training that meets OSHA guidelines and many other professional and regulatory standards.

Disaster Training Courses

Basic Food Safety
Basic Level – Online
Prerequisites: Disaster Services: An Overview
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Basic Food Safety™ from Food Handler is designed to introduce the participants to the principles of safe food handling. It is divided into four segments and uses video, high resolution photographs, Flash animations, an extensive food safety-related glossary and remediation questions to build a comprehensive knowledge base. The program concludes with a graded quiz and personalized printable certificate of achievement.
NOTE: This is a contracted course from an outside Red Cross vendor and is available in English and Spanish. Please contact your chapter training contact for further details.



Bulk Distribution Operations
Basic Level – Classroom
Prerequisite: Disaster Services: An Overview
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This is an interactive course where participants engage in scenarios to learn how to apply bulk distribution operations guidance. Participants receive the Bulk Distribution Handbook, which provides tools and information for use on disaster relief operations, chapter responses and in the classroom.



Client Assistance Cards: Caseworkers
Basic Level – Online
Prerequisites: Client Casework: Providing Emergency Assistance; CAS Basics
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This course introduces caseworkers to the role of issuing Client Assistance Cards by interviewing clients, filling out the proper forms and activating Client Assistance Cards, the Client Assistance System and Cardwiz. The course addresses both a disaster relief operation and a local response.



Client Assistance System: Basics
Basic Level – Online
Prerequisite: None
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This module is designed to introduce the Client Assistance System, its purpose and how it works. It provides an overview of the CAS, its conventions, elements of the system users will see on their computer screens, and their functions. In addition, the module covers the general workflow users should follow when using the CAS. The module then provides users with step-by-step instructions for logging onto the system and how to search within the system for existing incidents, clients, and cases assigned to a specific caseworker, or Individual Assistance Provider (IAP). The emphasis is on day-to-day Chapter work with Incidents, as opposed to DR-specific system use.



Client Assistance System: Create a Client Case
Basic Level – Online
Prerequisites: Client Assistance System: Basics
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This module details all of the steps required to create a client case in the CAS, including adding household members, flagging a case for a supervisor, documenting releases, MHS, HV, and MH statuses, flex fields, and un-assigning cases assigned to you. The emphasis is on day-to-day Chapter work with Incidents, as opposed to DR-specific system use.



Client Assistance System: Needs and Assistance
Basic Level – Online
Prerequisites: Client Assistance System: Create a Client Case
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This module builds on the Create a Client Case Module by providing instructions on how to use the CAS to select items of assistance for a client and provide assistance using Client Assistance Cards (CACs), Disbursement Orders (DOs), Referrals, and/or Other assistance. It also explains how to use the CAS to verify the transaction status of a CAC and to monitor issuance and referrals. The emphasis is on day-to-day Chapter work with Incidents, as opposed to DR-specific system use.



Client Assistance System: Supervisor Functions
Basic Level – Online
Prerequisites: Client Assistance System: Needs and Assistance
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This module details the CAS procedures that Supervisors use. It provides instruction on monitoring casework, assigning function status, and assigning and closing cases. The emphasis is on day-to-day Chapter work with Incidents, as opposed to DR-specific system use.



Client Assistance System: Chapter Disaster Operations
Basic Level – Online
Prerequisites: Client Assistance System: Supervisor Functions
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This module demonstrates how the Client Assistance System (CAS) is used for disaster operations at the chapter level. Lessons include creating and closing an incident; adding and creating a service delivery sites; and associating a chapter or NHQ with an incident. The emphasis is on day-to-day Chapter work with Incidents, as opposed to DR-specific system use.

Client Assistance System: Reports
Basic Level – Online
Prerequisites: Client Assistance System: Chapter Disaster Operations
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This module explains how to generate reports on Client Assistance System (CAS) data through both CAS and the reporting system Webi. The emphasis is on day-to-day Chapter work with Incidents, as opposed to DR-specific system use, and there are separate online and instructor-led modules on how to use Webi in greater detail.



Client Casework: Providing Emergency Assistance
Basic Level – Classroom
Prerequisite: Disaster Services: An Overview
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This course is an instructor-led, video-supported course designed to train Red Cross caseworkers how to conduct effective client interviews and provide appropriate assistance to help meet a client’s immediate disaster-caused or disaster-aggravated needs.



Collaborating to Ensure Effective Service Delivery
Basic Level – Classroom
Prerequisite: Disaster Services: An Overview; familiarity with Red Cross programs and services and how they support service delivery.
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In this course participants will gain a practical understanding of what a liaison is and what a liaison does – how they collaborate with diverse internal and external stakeholders to ensure effective service delivery in a manner that yields community trust in, appreciation for and goodwill toward the American Red Cross.



Defensive Driving
Basic Level – Online
Prerequisite: Must be a current American Red Cross Volunteer or Employee
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This course is offered online through the National Safety Council. Upon completion of the course, staff will have obtained knowledge on how to be a more defensive driver and in some states they may be eligible for a discount on their personal automobile insurance. Staff should check with their personal insurance company to see if they are eligible for this discount.
Please contact your chapter training contact for further details.



Disaster Action Team Workshop
Basic Level – Classroom
Prerequisites: Disaster Services: An Overview; Client Casework: Providing Emergency Assistance; Client Assistance System: Basics; Client Assistance System: Create a Client Case; Client Assistance System: Needs and Assistance
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This workshop will provide guidelines, skills, and resources so that you can provide assistance as a member of a Disaster Action Team.



Disaster Assessment Basics
Basic Level – Classroom
Prerequisites: Disaster Services: An Overview
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This course encompasses the tasks and responsibilities of the Disaster Assessment activity on a disaster relief operation. The course includes a section on local disaster incidents, which may be customized by the instructor for a local disaster program.



Disaster Frontline Supervisor
Basic Level – Classroom
Prerequisites: Applicants should have the training and experience equivalent to a Service Associate in an activity in which she or he expects to become a supervisor.
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This course will prepare supervisors to lead a team of disaster workers to deliver high quality client service and to create a climate that promotes worker satisfaction. Participants will receive the Disaster Frontline Supervisor Handbook, which provides disaster relief operations supervisors with tools that support their success. The handbook is for use on operations and in the classroom.



Disaster Frontline Supervisor Simulation
Basic Level – Classroom
Prerequisites: Disaster Frontline Supervisor
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The simulation builds on the information presented in the Disaster Frontline Supervisor course. The simulation provides participants an opportunity to practice key supervisory skills and use the Disaster Frontline Supervisor Handbook as a resource.



Disaster Fundraising: Preparing and Responding in Chapters
Advance Level – Classroom
Prerequisites: Foundations for Disaster Fundraising
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Learners understand how to organize and execute a disaster fundraising campaign on an operation.



Disaster Instructor Specialty Training
Advanced Level – Classroom
Prerequisites: Fundamentals of Instruction and Facilitation; completion of the basic course that the candidate intends to teach; operational knowledge and experience in the subject of the course the candidate intends to teach to convey the concepts, principles and procedures.
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This course designed to enhance and refine the presentation skills of instructor candidates for basic level disaster courses. This learning experience consists of a series of brief presentations and interactive discussions focused on the instructional techniques, course structure and delivery methods required to meet the diverse learning needs of participants attending disaster courses. Instructor candidates will enhance their skills through practice teaching in a model classroom environment with feedback and coaching provided by qualified DIST instructors.



Disaster Kitchen Supervisor
Advanced Level – Classroom
Prerequisites: Disaster Kitchen Training; ERVs: Ready, Set, Roll; Shelter Operations; Logistics: An Overview; Logistics Simulation.
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This course includes lectures and table group exercises that simulate opening, maintaining and closing a disaster relief operation kitchen.



Disaster Kitchen Training
Basic Level – Classroom
Prerequisites: Basic Food Safety
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This course is designed to give the participants the opportunity to learn how to work in a kitchen preparing meals for delivery to clients affected by a disaster. Participants will be preparing a meal during the class and must bring attire that will allow them to prepare food, load and unload emergency response vehicles (ERVs) and clean the kitchen and ERVs.



Disaster Public Affairs Overview
Basic Level – Online
Prerequisites: Disaster Services: An Overview
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This course provides an introduction of disaster Public Affairs to employees and volunteers who will be going on disaster relief operations.



Disaster Services Technology Overview Workshop
Basic Level – Virtual Classroom (WebEx)
Prerequisites: Disaster Services: An Overview
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This workshop is designed to introduce participants to the technology deployed on disasters. It provides a brief overview of the four activities of Disaster Services Technology: customer service, networking technology, computer operations and communications and how these help fulfill the overall mission of the Red Cross.



Disaster Services Technology Customer Service Workshop
Basic Level – Virtual Classroom (WebEx)
Prerequisites: Disaster Services Technology Overview Workshop
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This workshop is designed to introduce participants to the customer service and resource management technologies deployed on disasters. It provides an overview of the roles and responsibilities of Disaster Services Technology Customer Service members on a disaster relief operation.



Disaster Services Technology Networking Workshop
Basic Level – Virtual Classroom (WebEx)
Prerequisites: Disaster Services Technology Overview
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This workshop is designed to introduce participants to the networking technologies deployed on disasters. It provides an overview of the roles and responsibilities DST Networking members have on a disaster relief operation.



Disaster Services Technology Computer Operations Workshop
Basic Level – Virtual Classroom (WebEx)
Prerequisites: Disaster Services Technology Overview
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This workshop is designed to introduce participants to the computer operations technologies deployed on disasters. It provides an overview of the roles and responsibilities DST Computer Operations members have when on a disaster relief operation.



Disaster Services Technology Communications Workshop
Basic Level – Virtual Classroom (WebEx)
Prerequisites: Disaster Services Technology Overview
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This workshop is designed to introduce participants to the communications technologies deployed on disasters. It provides an overview of the roles and responsibilities DST Communications members have on a disaster relief operation.



Disaster Services Technology Information Management System
Basic Level – Virtual Classroom (WebEx)
Prerequisites: Disaster Services Technology Overview Workshop; Disaster Services Technology Customer Service Workshop
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This workshop designed to introduce participants to the Technology Information Management System (TIMS) software used to manage human and material resources on a disaster relief operation. This course provides step by step instruction on how to use the software on a relief operation.



Disaster Services Technology: The First 48 Hours of a DRO
Basic Level – Virtual Classroom (WebEx)
Prerequisites: Disaster Services Technology Overview; Disaster Services Technology Customer Service Workshop; Disaster Services Technology Networking Workshop; Disaster Services Technology Computer Operations Workshop; Disaster Services Technology Communications Workshop; Disaster Services Technology Information Management System.
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This course is designed to introduce participants to the tasks that need to be completed by Disaster Services Technology (DST) in the first two days of a disaster relief operation (DRO). During the class, participants use the Quick Start Guide for DST: The First 48 Hours of a DRO, which provides a timeline for starting the DST response.



Emergency Operations Center / Incident Command Liaison
Basic Level – Classroom
Prerequisites: Collaborating to Ensure Effective Service Delivery; Sufficient operations knowledge and experience to provide a functional understanding of the concepts, principles and procedures associated with disaster assessment, sheltering, feeding, the provision of individual assistance and the basics of operations management needed to participate adequately in the discussions and activities contained in this course.
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This course will prepare Red Cross employees and volunteers who will be assigned to government and emergency settings to work collaboratively with Red Cross partners, helping to ensure a coordinated response that result in effective service delivery.



Emergency Operations Center Liaison Self Study
Basic Level – Self-Study
Prerequisites: None
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This course provides operational training and material for individuals being assigned to work in an Emergency Operations Center (EOC) or other emergency management setting. It is intended to be used in circumstances where it is not possible for the intended Government Liaison to participate in the instructor–led Emergency Operations Center/Incident Command Liaison course. This course is not intended to be used in lieu of the instructor-led course; rather, the instructor-led course should be completed by the Government Liaison as soon as possible after completing this self-study.



ERVs: Ready, Set, Roll
Basic Level – Classroom
Prerequisites: Disaster Services: An Overview; Defensive Driving; Basic Food Safety; valid driver’s license; DMV Authorization for Release of Driver Record Information form; Authorized Driver Application.
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This course provides participants with the opportunity to learn about and use an emergency response vehicle (ERV) and all related equipment. This course consists of two sessions. In the first session, participants use the participant workbook and video to learn about the safe sue and operation of an ERV. At the conclusion of the first session, participants complete a self-administered true or false question course review. In the second session, participants receive an ERV orientation and take a road test.



FEMA Training
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This course provides participants with the opportunity to learn about and use an emergency response vehicle (ERV) and all related equipment. This course consists of two sessions. In the first session, participants use the participant workbook and video to learn about the safe sue and operation of an ERV. At the conclusion of the first session, participants complete a self-administered true or false question course review. In the second session, participants receive an ERV orientation and take a road test.



Financial and Statistical Information Management
Basic Level – Self-Study
Prerequisites: Disaster Services: An Overview
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This course is designed to provide the operational procedures and tasks associated with Financial and Statistical Information Management.



Form 5266 Training
Basic Level – Self-Study
Prerequisites: None
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This course introduces participants to the Disaster Operations Control form, known as Form 5266. The course explains how the form is used as a management tool for recording information about services provided and financial commitments made during a relief operation. Participants use the Form 5266 Guide in the course, which also can be used by workers on disaster relief operations of all sizes. At the end of the course, participants are required to take a test and answer 75% or more of the questions correctly to receive a certificate.



Foundations for Disaster Fundraising
Basic Level – Self-Study
Prerequisites: None
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This self taught course is designed to give you a fundamental understanding of the policies, guidelines, and practices which will guide your fundraising activities.



Foundations of Disaster Mental Health
Basic Level – Classroom
Prerequisites: Disaster Services: An Overview; must be currently licensed mental health professionals including: social worker, counselor; marriage and family therapist; psychiatrist; psychologist; registered nurse (RN) with psychiatric nursing experience and training beyond the normal rotation required for a RN.
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This course introduces the key concepts, knowledge and skills required of anyone assigned to the Disaster Mental Health (DMH) Activity. The course provides participants the opportunity to apply their learning to real-world examples that reflect challenges experienced by DMH workers, be it on a Disaster Action Team response or serving on a larger disaster relief operation.



Fundamentals of Chapter Disaster Operations Management
Advanced Level – Classroom
Prerequisites: Client Casework: Providing Emergency Assistance; Fundamentals of Disaster Assessment (online component); Financial and Statistical Information Management or Client Assistance Cards: Financial and Statistical Information Management Workers; Collaborating to Ensure Effective Service Delivery; in addition, participants must be familiar with current Disaster Services procedures, regulations, guidance documents and their chapter’s disaster plan.
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This course is designed to train Disaster Services participants to perform the roles and responsibilities of directing a chapter disaster relief operation. The course provides participants an opportunity to apply their disaster knowledge, experience and critical thinking abilities to the challenges of developing and resourcing effective service delivery plans that meet the needs of the disaster-affected community.



Fundamentals of Disaster Assessment (2 Parts)
Basic Level – Blended Learning (Web Based / Classroom)
Prerequisites: Disaster Services: An Overview; Part one of the Fundamentals of Disaster Assessment, available online.
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Part 1 of this course is online; it provides an overview of the Disaster Assessment activity and its related tasks. Part 2 is offered as a classroom session; this portion reinforces and builds upon content presented in the online component while providing participants with the opportunity to apply their knowledge and develop skills in Disaster Assessment through applied learning activities. Completion of both components is required for course credit.



Fundamentals of Disaster Public Affairs: The Local Response
Basic Level – Classroom
Prerequisites: Disaster Services: An Overview; Disaster Public Affairs Overview
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This is a facilitator-led course that introduces Red Cross communicators to the critical tasks necessary to initiate a chapter disaster public affairs response. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in case-based scenarios, group exercises, practice activities and open discussions. These participatory activities reinforce important concepts and meet segment objectives.



Fundamentals of Disaster Public Affairs: The National Response
Advanced Level – Classroom
Prerequisites: Fundamentals of Disaster Public Affairs: The Local Response; experience equivalent to a supervisor in the Public Affairs activity on a disaster relief operation.
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This course introduces Red Cross communicators to the critical tasks necessary to initiate a national disaster public affairs response. The course is designed for those individuals who will serve as Supervisors or Managers in the Public Affairs activity on a national disaster relief operation. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in case-based scenarios, group exercises, practice activities and open discussion. These participatory activities are designed to reinforce important concepts and meet segment objectives.



Fundamentals of Instruction and Facilitation
Basic Level – Self-Study
Prerequisites: Disaster Services: An Overview
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Participants observe a video, which demonstrates how to represent the American Red Cross, how to apply adult learning principles and instructional strategies required of basic level Disaster Services instructors; while using a self-study workbook. At the conclusion of the training, participants complete a self-administered, multiple choice question course review.



Fundamentals of Staff Services
Basic Level – Online
Prerequisites: None
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This course will familiarize participants with the high-level responsibilities of the Staff Services group.



Health Services Response Workshop
Basic Level – Classroom
Prerequisites: Disaster Services: An Overview; must have a current professional license to practice as a CNA, EMT, LPN / LVN, PA, RN, or MD.
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This course is designed to orient licensed health professionals to the roles and responsibilities of a Health Services volunteer when working on behalf of the American Red Cross to meet the disaster-related health needs of clients.



In-Kind Donations Workshop
Basic Level – Classroom
Prerequisites: None
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This course will familiarize participants with the American Red Cross position on in-kind donations, and prepare them to help manage In-Kind donations at disaster sites.



Logistics: An Overview
Basic Level – Classroom
Prerequisites: Logistics: An Overview
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This course is designed to give participants an overview of the Logistics group and the activities associated with it. The course consists of lectures and group activities.



Logistics Simulation
Basic Level – Classroom
Prerequisites: Logistics: An Overview
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This course builds on the information presented in the Logistics: An Overview course, allowing participants an opportunity to practice using the skills and knowledge.



Mass Care II
Advanced Level – Classroom
Prerequisites: Shelter Operations; Disaster Frontline Supervisor; Disaster Frontline Supervisor Simulation; experience equivalent to a supervisor in the Mass Care group on a disaster relief operation.
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This course is designed to prepare Mass Care workers who will serve as supervisors or managers on multi-chapter or national disaster relief operations. The two-day learning experience consists of instructor presentations and a simulation.



Mass Casualty Disasters
Basic Level – Classroom
Prerequisites: Disaster Services: An Overview
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This course combines a series of presentations and class discussions using real-world examples to explore the four types of mass casualty disasters and the planning and response role of the American Red Cross as part of an overall community response. This interactive learning experience culminates in a simulation of a mass casualty event where participants form teams, representing a Red Cross chapter, and must make decisions during the first 24 hours following the disaster event.



National Shelter System: Introduction to NSS Support
Basic Level – Virtual Classroom (WebEx) NOT OFFERED THROUGH SABA
Prerequisites: None
NSS Course Schedule: Click here to see the course schedule.

This course is designed to introduce the user to the basic functions of the National Shelter System (NSS). The course provides an overview of the NSS and an opportunity for participants to complete several hands-on exercises to gain experience in using the NSS.



Partner Agency Shelter Operations Workshop
Basic Level – Classroom
Prerequisites: None
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This course is designed to share information with partner agency shelter workers that will result in providing quality service to clients at Red Cross disaster shelters. This workshop provides pre-incident training and orientation materials to partner agency shelter teams. It also provides shelter identification and operational materials to facilities prior to opening as a “Red Cross partner” or as a “Red Cross supported” disaster relief shelter during actual time of operation



Preparing for and Managing a Spontaneous Volunteer Workforce
Basic Level – Online
Prerequisites: None
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This course provides participants with the knowledge and skills needed to prepare for and manage volunteers with no previous Red Cross affiliation who come forward to work with the Red Cross when a disaster threatens or occurs.



Psychological First Aid
Basic Level – Classroom
Prerequisites: None
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This course consists of five separate segments and a self-review questionnaire. The course provides a framework for understanding the factors that affect stress responses in disaster relief workers and the clients they serve.



Red Cross ReadyRN (20 modules)
Basic Level – Online
Prerequisites: None
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The ReadyRN Curriculum consists of 20 self-paced modules. The modules are consistent with the National Response Framework that provides interactive scenarios for Red Cross healthcare professionals to learn to manage healthcare needs in shelters perform health assessments, disaster triage and respond to public health emergencies in communities across the nation. Participants may choose to take one, several or all of the modules in the series. The modules may be taken in any order and are independent of each other.



Safe and Well Linking Training
Basic Level – Virtual Classroom (WebEx)
Prerequisites: None
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This course provides details how chapters proves Safe & Well Linking cases and outlines Safe & Well Linking activities on a disaster relief operation. An overview of activity tools, such as the Safe & Well Linking Neighborhood and AFESWeb are also provided.



Service Deliver Site Management
Advanced Level – Classroom
Prerequisites: Disaster Frontline Supervisor; Disaster Frontline Supervisor Simulation; Fundamentals of Chapter Disaster Operations Management; familiarity with Red Cross policies and procedures.
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This course is designed to give the participants the knowledge and skills needed to run a service delivery site during a disaster. This course includes lecture, table group exercises and a half-day simulation of a disaster to test the participants’ knowledge of opening, maintaining and closing a service delivery site.



Serving People with Disabilities Following a Disaster (2 Parts)
Basic Level – Blended Learning (Online / Classroom)
Prerequisites: Disaster Services: An Overview; Part one of Serving People with Disabilities Following a Disaster, available online.
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This course outlines American Red Cross policies and practices as they pertain to providing services to people with disabilities following a disaster. Part 1 is offered as an online course; it provides general information for any employee or volunteer of the Red Cross who serves the public following a disaster. Part 2 is offered a classroom session; it provides allows learners to practice skills obtained from the online portion of the course. Completion of both components is required for course credit.



Shelter Operations
Basic Level – Classroom
Prerequisites: Disaster Services: An Overview
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This course is designed to give participants an overview of the American Red Cross policies and procedures for setting up, running and closing a shelter during a disaster.



Shelter Simulation
Basic Level – Classroom
Prerequisites: Shelter Operations
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This course builds on the information presented in the Shelter Operations course and provides participants an opportunity to practice working with procedures for setting up, running and closing a shelter during a disaster.



Staff Services Workshops
Basic Level – Virtual Classroom (WebEx)
Prerequisites: None
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These one hour courses cover topics and systems for each staffing activity. Staff Planning and Support: DROMIS Staffing, Lodging 1: An Overview, Lodging 2: Commercial Lodging, Lodging 3: Lodging and DROMIS Staffing. Staff Relations: Interviewing and Documenting Human Resource Issues, Issues Resolution, Case Development and Documentation. Staff Wellness: Insurance Do’s and Don’ts, Staff Wellness Documentation, Staff Wellness: An Overview. Local Community Volunteers: Staff Requests, In-Processing DRO Members, Spontaneous Volunteer Background Checks.



Staff Services Workshop
Basic Level – Classroom
Prerequisites: Disaster Services: An Overview
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Learn the nuts and bolts of processing in-coming disaster services staff, including the use of the Disaster Relief Operation Management Information System (DROMIS) for spontaneous and local volunteers, the procedures of the disaster staff card, filling out the 5266 and arranging staff lodging accommodations. You will leave with a good understanding of staff services and the basic skills needed to run a national DRO in your chapter.



Statistical and Cost Report of Disaster Operation (Form 2066)
Basic Level – Self-Study
Prerequisites: Disaster Services: An Overview
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This course is designed to guide participants in developing accurate and complete cost estimates using scenario-based exercises. The course provides information on the basics of cost estimates and how to develop them for small and large operations.



Weapons of Mass Destruction / Terrorism: An Overview
Basic Level – Classroom
Prerequisites: None
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This course is designed to create an awareness of the complex response issues and concerns associated with weapons of mass destruction/terrorism (WMD/T) incident. This learning experience consists of a series of presentations designed to share information and generate thought-provoking, interactive discussions that orient participants to the real-world considerations of WMD/T planning and response.



Workforce Planning and Acquisition
Basic Level – Online
Prerequisites: None
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This course provides an overview of the knowledge and skills needed to be a Staff Services Workforce Planning and Acquisition worker on a relief operation.