Disaster Action Team Training

11/19/2009

Red Cross Offers Disaster Action Team Training

 

Springfield, MO – The Greater Ozarks Chapter of the American Red Cross will conduct a “Chapter Response to Disaster” class for those individuals in Springfield and Greene County who are interested in becoming a member of the Disaster Action Team (DAT). 

The Red Cross responds 365 days a year to meet the immediate emergency needs of persons who have been affected by a man-made or natural disaster.  This is the basic class required to join the Disaster Action Team and respond to local disasters (most often fires).

Training is free and all residents of Springfield and Greene County are welcome. 

                        DATE:                       Saturday, December 5, 2009           

                        TIME:                        10:00 A.M. TIL 4 P.M.

                                                            One hour lunch break

                        LOCATION:             American Red Cross Chapter office

                                                            1545 N. West Bypass, Springfield, MO

To Register, contact 417-832-9500, ext. 200 or e-mail volunteer@redcross-ozarks.org.  The deadline for registration is Dec. 3, 2009 at 4:30p.m.

 

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation’s blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit www.redcross.org or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.

 

 

 

 

 

Joann Moore

Public Information Officer

Financial Development Assistant

American Red Cross

Greater Ozarks Chapter

1545 N. West Bypass

Springfield, MO.  65803

417-832-9500  EXT. 107

Fax 417-866-3649

Toll Free: 1-866-206-0256 EXT. 107

moorej@redcross-ozarks.org

 

 

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Click on the link www.redcross.org/BeRedCrossReady for more information!

 

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