JUNEAU, November 6, 2018 — The American Red Cross of Alaska will host its Southeast Disaster Academy from November 16-18, at Bartlett Hospital 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 partners.
- Introduction to Disaster Preparedness Education
- Disaster Action Team Overview and Development
- Mobilizing the Community
- Supervising the Disaster Workforce
- Government Operations
Institute participants who complete the courses and are new to the Red Cross will be encouraged to take on volunteer roles as preparedness educators or general disaster volunteers, and those with previous Red Cross experience will increase their capacity to take on supervisory roles, work in an Emergency Operations Center, or form deeper partnerships with community partners.
For questions, details, or to RSVP, please contact Andrew Bogar at 907-347-5841or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the American Red Cross of Alaska:
In FY18, the American Red Cross of Alaska offered food, shelter, comfort and hope to 892 Alaskans. We responded to 308 disasters. Our preparedness/Health and Safety teams installed 2,309 smoke alarms statewide and educated 1,722 youth through The Pillowcase Project. Additionally, our Service to the Armed Forces staff exchanged 1,161 emergency messages for U.S. military service personnel and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org/Alaska or visit us on Twitter at @redcrossak.