Elizabeth Macomber writes:
The American Red Cross will host a training academy for people interested in becoming members of the Disaster Action Team on October 1-2. Disaster Team members are trained to assist victims of fires, floods, hurricanes, winter storms and other disasters.
The training academy will be held at the Cummings Center in Beverly. There is no charge for Disaster Training, however participants must be pre-registered.
The schedule for the training is:
10/1 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Intro to Mass Care
10/2 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Intro to Family Services
1:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Intro to Shelter Ops
All interested volunteers must first complete an Introduction to Disaster Services that can be down as a self-study or can be done in the chapter office.
For a volunteer application, a complete course schedule with course descriptions, and Introduction to Disaster materials, please contact the Greater Beverly Red Cross office at 978-922-2224 or the Greater Newburyport Red Cross office at 978-462-8243.