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Course Information

Course Description

Prerequisites

Length

ERVs: Ready, Set, Roll

(ARC 3068-4, 09/05)

 

Basic

Provides learners with the opportunity to learn about and use an Emergency Response Vehicle (ERV) and all related equipment. The course consists of two parts that participants must complete: a self-study and an ERV orientation and road test.

Required:

  • Mass Care Overview (DSMCC200A, Rev. 04/07)
  • Valid driver¬ís license
  • Satisfactory DMV report
  • Defensive driving course certificate

Self-Study:

3 Hours

ERV road test: Depends on # of students

 Fulfilling Our Mission: Translating Your Compassion into Community Action

(DSGEN200A, 07/06)

 

Basic

Introduces potential disaster volunteers and members of other local agencies to the role of the Red Cross in the community's actions in preparing for, responding to and recovering from emergencies and disasters

Recommended:

  • Introduction to Disaster Services 

  • (DSGEN201C, REV. 09/05)

 

3.5 Hours

Fundamentals of Disaster Assessment

 (DSSSS200C, 07/06)

 

Basic

Introduces the critical role of disaster assessment, explore related preparedness tasks, learn how to collect and communicate disaster assessment information, & become familiar with how disaster assessment info supports management and service delivery decisions

Recommended:

  • Fulfilling Our Mission: Translating Your Compassion Into Community Action (DSGEN200A, 07/06)

Online:

 

4 Hours

Instructor Led:

4 Hours

 Introduction to Disaster Services

 (DSGEN202C, 09/05)

 

Basic

Introduces learners to American Red Cross Disaster Services and allow them to discover how volunteers support this critical mission and to explore ways they can become involved in a local chapter

Available in English & Spanish

NONE

 

45 Min

Logistics: An Overview

 (ARC 3071-1, 09/05)

 

Basic

 Provides participants with an overview of the Material Support Services group and the activities associated with it

Required:

  • Fulfilling Our Mission: Translating Your Compassion Into Community Action (DSGEN200A, 07/06)

 3 Hours

Logistics Simulation (ARC3071-2, Rev 02/98)

Basic

Simulation designed to provide learners with the opportunity to practice using skills and knowledge from Logistics: An Overview

 Required:

  • Logistics: An Overview (ARC3071-1, Rev. 09/05)

 

5.5 Hours

Mass Care Overview (DSMCC200A, Rev. 04/07)

 

Basic

Provides an overview of the activities performed by the Mass Care group on a disaster relief operation

Also available in Spanish [Cuidados Collectivos: Vista General]

Required:

  • Fulfilling Our Mission: Translating Your Compassion Into Community Action (DSGEN200A, 07/06)

 

 

3 Hours

Psychological First Aid (DSCLS206A, Rev. 09/06)

 

Basic

The course provides a framework for understanding the factors that affect stress responses in disaster relief workers and the clients they serve. In addition, it provides practical suggestions about what you can say and do as you practice the principles of Psychological First Aid.

Recommended:

  • Fulfilling Our Mission: Translating Your Compassion Into Community Action (DSGEN200A, 07/06)

  • Working with Total Diversity (ARC 1503)

4 Hours

Shelter Operations (ARC 3068-11, Rev. 09/05)

Basic

Provides participants with knowledge of Red Cross policies and procedures for setting up, running and closing a shelter during a disaster

Required:

  • Mass Care Overview (DSMCC200A, Rev. 04/07)

 

3 Hours

Shelter Simulation (ARC 3068-12, Rev. 09/05)

 

Basic

Simulation designed for learners to acquire knowledge of Red Cross policies and procedures for setting up, running and closing a shelter during a disaster  Required:
  • Shelter Operations  (ARC 3068-11, Rev. 09/05)

3.5 Hours

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office: (956) 423-0523   fax: (956) 423-0542
 
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office: (956) 787-7851   fax: (956) 787-6841
Marta Fuentes-Service Center Coord.
Harlingen Office-Headquarters
6914 W. Expressway 83
office: (956) 423-0523   fax: (956) 423-0542
Chris Delgado-Service Center Coord.

 

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