Red Cross Offers Disaster Action Team Training
Joplin, MO – The Greater Ozarks Chapter of the American Red Cross will conduct a “Chapter Response to Disaster” class for those individuals in Barton, Jasper and Newton counties who are interested in becoming a member of the Disaster Action Team (DAT).
The Red Cross responds 24/7/365 to meet the immediate emergency needs of persons who have been affected by disasters. This is the basic class required to join the Disaster Action Team and respond to local disasters (most often residential fires).
Training is free and all residents of Barton, Jasper and Newton counties are welcome.
DATE: Saturday, March 13, 2010
TIME: 9:00 a.m. till 1 p.m.
LOCATION: American Red Cross Chapter office
410 Jackson St., Joplin, MO 64801
For more information and to register, contact the Joplin office at 417-624-4411 or toll-free: 866-221-8238.
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.
Public Information Officer
Financial Development Assistant
American Red Cross
Greater Ozarks Chapter
1545 N. West Bypass
Springfield, MO. 65803
417-832-9500 EXT. 107
Toll Free: 1-866-206-0256 EXT. 107
** Floods are among the most frequent and costly natural disasters.Conditions that cause floods include heavy or steady rain forseveral hours or days that saturate the ground. Flash floods occursuddenly due to rapid rising water along a stream or low lying area.
Click on the linkhttp://www.redcross.org/BeRedCrossReady for moreinformation!