Salvation Army Offers Free Course In Disaster Response
All are welcome at this class which teaches community members basics techniques to respond to disasters both local and widespread.
Article and information provided by Malden's local Salvation Army:
The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services will be offering its foundational training course ‘Introduction to Emergency Disaster Services’ on Saturday February 18, 2012 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
This course from the National Disaster Training Program (NDTP) provides participants with the basic understanding of how The Salvation Army responds to disasters at both the local and national level.
Topics will include: the different phases of disaster response; how you can respond in your community and at larger scale events; and how to care for yourself and others in crisis.
This is a great opportunity to explore your place in this essential program serving those who have been affected by tragedy whether a house fire, tornado, or hurricane. This is the first step in becoming a volunteer member of Emergency Disaster Services, as well as finding opportunities to serve your community through the local Salvation Army in Malden.
Those completing the training will receive a certificate from the NDTP upon completion. Please contact us to register for this free course. The Salvation Army can be reached by calling 781-324-1970 or emailing Lieutenant James Labbe at email@example.com.
The Salvation Army is officially recognized by federal, state and local governments across the country as a sanctioned disaster relief and assistance organization. As a relief organization within the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NVOAD). The Salvation Army was involved in the development of the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) recently released National Response Framework.