Wednesday, June 6, 2012

American Red Cross: Oklahoma Panhandle Disaster Training Institute


From our partners in the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster, of which the American Radio Relay League is a member, here's some tranining opportunities in Northwest Oklahoma.  Similar training is offered in other sections of the State.  Contact your local VOAD member, ex. American Red Cross, Salvation Army, etc. to learn how to partner locally.


Exciting news!  We are conducting a Disaster Training Institute in Guymon later this month.  The Institute will include classes ranging from ones for people interested in finding out what we do in disaster, to basics for newer volunteers, to advanced classes for more seasoned volunteers.  We are aiming to include students from the Oklahoma Panhandle and from across our Region and the surrounding states - Texas, Kansas, Colorado and New Mexico.  Below is the schedule of classes.  The Institute will also include a panel discussion and training session, "Building Partnerships to Promote Community Resiliency in Disaster," which will include students and representatives from our partners in disaster, including governmental, non-profit and for-profit sectors.

For those interested in Sheltering and Liaison roles (Government Operations and Community Partnerships), there are two new classes (Shelter Manager and EOC) that will provide some great information in those areas.

To enroll in a class or attend the evening event, please call the Enid office at (580) 237-5994.

DATE
TIME
CLASS - Track 1
TIME
CLASS – Track 2
TIME
CLASS - Track 3
Thursday, June 21
8:30 a.m. - 12 noon
New Volunteer Orientation/
Disaster Services: An Overview





1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Shelter Operations




Friday, June 22
8:30 a.m. - 12 noon
Shelter Simulation


8:30 - 5 p.m.
EOC - 2 days (NEW)

1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Bulk Distribution
1:00 – 4 p.m.
New Volunteer Orientation/
Disaster Services: An Overview



5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
"Building Partnerships to Promote Community Resiliency in Disaster" - a training and networking event
Saturday, June 23
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Client Casework
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Shelter Manager (NEW)
8:30 - 5 p.m.
EOC - 2 days (NEW)



Cody Wright
Regional Disaster Readiness Specialist

American Red Cross
Central and Western Oklahoma Region
405.364.7640 (f)  


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