JUNEAU, Alaska, November 7, 2019 — The American Red Cross of Alaska will host its Southeast Disaster Institute from November 15-17 in Juneau.
This multi-day training conference is designed to increase volunteer capacity for community preparedness and partnerships, and Red Cross disaster response in Southeast Alaska. Attendees will come from a wide variety of backgrounds and locations, and will include long-time, new and potential Red Cross volunteers, employees and community partners.
-Shelter Field Guide and Shelter Operations Simulation
-Natural Hazards in Alaska
-Logistics, An Overview
-Public Affairs Lunch & Learn
-Basic Instructor Fundamentals and Be Red Cross Ready
-Concept of Operations Management and Simulation
-Mass Care Management
-Integrated Care Condolence Team
-Disaster Mental Health
Participants new to the Red Cross will be encouraged to take on volunteer roles as preparedness educators or shelter volunteers, and those with previous Red Cross experience will increase their capacity to take on supervisory roles, become disaster instructors, and assist during casualty or transportation incidents.
Training classes and activities on November 15 will take place at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church (4212 Mendenhall Loop Rd, Juneau, AK 99801). On November 16 and 17, classes and activities will take place at Bartlett Regional Hospital (3260 Hospital Dr, Juneau, Alaska 99801).
For questions, additional details, or to RSVP, please contact Andrew Bogar at 907-347-5841 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the American Red Cross of Alaska
In Fiscal Year 2019, the American Red Cross of Alaska responded to 435 disasters by offering food, shelter, relief supplies, comfort, hope and recovery services to 1,096 Alaskans in 50 communities statewide. Our preparedness teams installed 2,171 free smoke alarms and educated 1,409 youth through The Pillowcase Project. Our Training Services department enrolled 19,665 students in first aid/CPR/AED, aquatics and caregiving classes. Our Service to the Armed Forces staff exchanged 1,299 emergency messages for U.S. military service personnel and their families. The Red Cross is a nonprofit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. In Fiscal Year 2019, our statewide workforce of 729 volunteers logged 40,735 hours in service to our mission and their fellow Alaskans. For more information, please visit redcross.org/Alaska or visit us on Twitter at @redcrossak.