Disaster Action Team Boot Camp Training

Would you like to volunteer with the local Red Cross to help your neighbors when they are in need?

Johnston County has an average of 5 home fires every month. The Red Cross Disaster Action Team is second on the scene to help provide food, clothing and shelter to our neighbors in need.

To volunteer for the Disaster Action Team you are required to attend two Boot Camp training classes Saturday, October 6th and Saturday, October 20th from 9:00am until 3:00pm each day at the Smithfield Fire Department at 111 S. 4th Street, Smithfield. Attendance is required at both sessions to complete the course training.

Participants will learn the Red Cross role and values for engaging with disaster clients, first responders, and the public during a response; understand functions of the Disaster Action Team (DAT), and expectations for DAT workers on a response; discover roles a DAT member may perform on a large-scale disaster response; learn casework and recovery planning processes and the system used; learn how direct client assistance is issued and how referrals are made to community partners; and complete training through a simulation drill, practicing the skills learned during the classroom sessions. If desired, be assigned to a Disaster Action Team, and support the Red Cross in Johnston County.

For more information or to sign up contact Jennifer VanGundy, Volunteer Services Specialist at 919-231-1602 or by email at: Jennifer.Vangundy@redcross.org