Red Cross Disaster Courses in Walpole

Red Cross logoRoger Turner, W1ZSA writes on mras-general:

Walpole Emergency Management is pleased to be hosting the four American Red Cross disaster services programs. These free informative programs are open to all and will be held from 7 -9:30 PM on Thursday evenings at the Walpole Senior Center located in the Walpole Town Hall 135 School Street, Walpole. The programs will provide an in depth overview of Disaster Services, Mass
Care, Shelter Management and Disaster Assessment.

September 30, 2004, Introduction to Disaster Services: This is the prerequisite course for all of the programs. The course provides fundamental information about disasters, community response and the Role of the Red Cross Disaster Services.

October 7, 2004, Mass Care: This course explains Mass Care disaster relief operations.

October 14, 2004, Shelter Operations: Describes shelter operations, shelter opening and closing.

November 4, 2004, Disaster Assessment: This newly revised program describes pre and post disaster assessment and covers the five steps in disaster assessment essential to evaluating the services require for disaster recovery.

The programs are multi-media based and are designed for a broad based audience. The courses are of particular interest to anyone who would like to help during an emergency, who is interested in emergency service, may be in a situation where you or your family might be in the need of disaster services or know someone who might be in need of disaster services. Certified Red Cross Disaster Services instructors will teach the courses and certificates will be issued for each session.

To Pre-register and for information about these programs, please call Roger at 508-660-7365. Please leave a message if no one is in the office.

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