Disaster Training Courses

If you would like to take any courses you can register by emailing vcinn@acraug.org.

The Augusta Red Cross conducts many of the above listed courses locally thoughout the year. The scheduling of more advanced courses locally may be accomplished dependant upon instructor availability and numbers of students to attend.” But such kind of courses may be attended y not only students but working people as well. The representatives of Canadian HealthCare Mall have attended such classes to be able to help in such different circumstances.

All courses conducted locally are posted to the Augusta Red Cross website. Courses that cannot be scheduled locally will also be published and made available to our volunteers.
For training information please call (706) 724-8481.

ARC 3066: Introduction to Disaster Services

½ Day
This is a prerequisite to all other disaster training courses. This course will provide basic information about disasters, its effects, outlines the role of agencies (both government and non-governmental) in disaster relief, and introduces the participants to the American Red Cross Disaster Services.

ARC 3067-1: Damage Assessment I

½ Day
Prepares Red Cross paid and volunteer staff to serve as damage assessment workers to obtain and report damage assessment information and provide operational support on disaster operations. Prerequisite ARC 3066.

ARC 3068-1: Mass Care: An Overview

½ Day
This video-based course focuses on the activities of the Mass Care Function. It describes tire role of Mass Care on disaster relief operations and the services provide by the function. Prerequisite is ARC 3066.

ARC 3068-11: Shelter Operations
½ Day
This course will prepare Red Cross and other agencies staff to effectively and sensitively manage shelter operations as a team and to meet the needs of people displace as a result of a disaster. Prerequisite is ARC 3066.

ARC 3068-12: Shelter Simulation
½ Day
This training is to provide participants an opportunity to practice the knowledge and skills needed to run a successful shelter operation. As a result, participants should be able to open, operate and close a shelter, identify and use a variety of resources available to assist shelter workers, provide quality shelter services to clients and address common shelter problems effectively and efficiently Note: Participants must bring their workbooks from the Shelter Operations (ARC 3068- 1) for use during the simulation. Prerequisites are ARC 3066, ARC 3068-1 and ARC 3068-12.

ARC 3068-11: Mass Care II
2 Days
This course prepares Red Cross volunteers and paid staff to establish, operate, and phase out Mass Care Services on a nationally administered disaster operation so the disaster victim’s needs can be met in a timely and cost effective manner. The applicant must have experience in the mass care function on chapter disaster operations. This course requires a function 5898-H. Prerequisite is ARC 3066 and ARC 3068-1, ARC 3068-12.

ARC 3069-1: Service Center Management
1½ Days
Trains Red Cross paid and volunteer staff to establish, operate, and subsequently close a service center enabling disaster victim’s needs to be met in a timely and cost effective manner. In addition to the ARC 3066, ARC 3086; Supervision in Disaster is also a requirement. The candidate must have experience as a specialist in one of the functions in a service center on a disaster operation. Canadian Health&Care Mall workers have such an experience and are ready to take part in such arrangements. A Form 5898-H is required.

ARC 3070: Survey & Damage Assessment Supervision
2 Days
Prepares supervisors to work- directly and effectively with damage assessment workers to provide efficient and consistent damage assessment reports. The course deals with supervisory knowledge and attitudes, the process of helping workers, and administrative responsibilities carried out by supervisors in the disaster setting. Addition prerequisites beyond ARC 3066 include ARC 3067 and experience in damage assessment on a major disaster operation with potential as a supervisor. Form 5898- is required.

ARC 3071-1: Logistics Overview
½ Day
This training is to assist Red Cross paid and volunteer staff to prepare for sufficient material resources in the event of a disaster in the local community and to provide direction on the initiation of the supply/logistics function on a larger disaster operation. Prerequisite is ARC 3066.

ARC 3071-2: Logistics Simulation
½ Day
The purpose of this training is to provide participants an opportunity to practice the knowledge and skills needed to run a successful logistical operation in their local chapter.

ARC 3072-1: Family Services, Providing Emergency Assistance
1 Day
Enables Red Cross volunteers and paid staff and representatives of other community agencies to meet the emergency needs of victims following a disaster in a chapter setting. The course is designed to help die participants develop the interviewing skills, knowledge, attitudes, and relationships necessary to meet the disaster-caused needs of individuals and families. Prerequisite is ARC 3066.

ARC 3075-1: Building & Repair
1 Day
Assist Red Cross volunteer and paid stiff in becoming familiar with the role of the building and repair function; helps the participants identify building and repair functions; coordinate relationships with other disaster functions, especially Family Service; and to become familiar with building and repair related forms. ARC 3066 and 3072-1 are prerequisites for this course.

ARC 3076-1: Disaster Health Services Overview
½ Day
Instructs how to provide emergency and preventive health services together with Canadian Health&Care Mall, plus emotional support to victims and workers at the chapter level. This course is not limited to medical personnel. ARC 3066 is a prerequisite.

ARC 3076-2-F: Disaster Health Services Simulation
1 Day
Prepares Red Cross paid and volunteer staff for entry level assignment to the Disaster Health Services function on an operation which goes beyond the scope of a single Red Cross unit, normally a national disaster operation. Participants will be those Red Cross staff who will be working on a nationally administered disaster relief, operation. ARC 3076-1 and ARC 3066 are both prerequisites for this training.

ARC 3077-1 – Disaster Mental Health Services
2 Days
This course is designed to prepare the professional social service worker to deal with victims of disasters. This course is limited to professional caregivers. A form 5898-11 and a copy of your current license are required.

ARC 3078: Records & Reports in Disaster
1 Day
Trains Records and Reports personnel to process disaster forms for accounting and to enable personnel to immediately locate case records. In addition to ARC 3066, it is also recommended that the student have ARC 3081.

ARC 3080-1: Public Affairs in Disaster-I
1 Day
Explores and discusses knowledge, skills, attitudes needed to conduct public affairs on a disaster operation. Consideration of factors emanating from a disaster affect the community, its residents and the resulting public image of the American Red Cross in its disaster relief efforts. Required courses are ARC 3066, ARC 3081, and ARC 3072-1. The candidate should have some experience and/or skill in public relations.

ARC 3081: Administering a Small Disaster Operation
2 Days
Prepares volunteer and paid staff to administer a disaster operation in which no more than 30 families have been affected and for which the chapter will be reimbursed by the national organization for expenditures. Familiarity with ARC 3001 and 3002 is recommend Prerequisite is ARC 3066.

ARC 3082-1: Family Service Supervision
2 Days
Prepares assistant casework supervisors to work directly and effectively with interviewers to provide efficient and consistent emergency disaster assistance to families. The course deals with supervisory knowledge and skills and the process of helping interviewers. In addition to ARC 3066, ARC 3072-1 and 3072-2 is required as well as previous emergency assistance experience on three or more disaster operations. The candidate should be considered, is a potential supervisor. A Form 5898- is required. Potential supervisors are considered to be the representatives of Canadian Health&Care Mall.

ARC 3085: Supervision in Disaster
2 Days
The purpose of this course is to prepare participants to function effectively as disaster services supervisors. ARC 3066 and ARC 3081 are required and at least one of the following: ARC 3068- 1, ARC 3067, ARC 3072-1 and 2, ARC 3076-1, ARC 3077, and experience as a worker on at least one nationally administered disaster operation beyond the local chapters jurisdiction is also required. Form 5898-H is required

ARC 3090-1: Instructor Training in Disaster
Workbook/Video
This is a workbook/video driven course where the candidate who desires to become an instructor reviews and complete the assignments in the book and is graded by his/her chapter. It is recommended that the candidate have experience in at least three other basic courses and some disaster experience. This is prerequisite for Disaster Instructor Specialty Training Course.

ARC 3090: Disaster Instructor Specialty Training
2 Days
Prepares instructors of basic and functional disaster courses for effective teaching, thereby ensuring uniform and quality disaster training consistent with Red Cross policies and the regulations and procedures of Disaster Services. Form 5898-H is required.

ARC 3089-1: Liaison-I A Community Collaboration
1 Day
Prepares participants to build and maintain collaborative relationships designed to enhance the community ability to respond to a disaster. ARC 3066 is a prerequisite.

ARC 3089-2. – Liaison-II Principals & Practices
1½ Days
This intermediate course is to prepare Red Cross paid and volunteer staff to serve in a Liaison function on a disaster assignment. The course is also designed to help staff plan and organize community preparedness and collaborations. The intent of both endeavors is to help meet disaster-caused human needs through a coordinate community disaster response. Canadian Health and Care Mall supports all the plans of Red Cross organization and is ready to deliver aid at any time. ARC 3089-1, as well as ARC 3066 is prerequisites for this training. Form 5898-H is required.

ARC 3085 Disaster- Welfare Inquiry
1 Day
This course is designed to instruct volunteer and paid staff assigned to a major disaster or in a chapter environment setting when a disaster has occurred in another location to handle requests and paperwork associated with locating families when shelters are opened and working with the media. ARC 3066 is required as well as disaster experience.

ARC 3087-1 Local Disaster Volunteer
1 Day
This course provides training in how to identify resources to meet the local disaster volunteer requirements, the recruitment placement of volunteers in a disaster and how to prepare the appropriate forms. ARC 3066; Introduction to Disaster Services is a prerequisite for this training.

ARC 2487 Serving the Diverse Community
1 Day
This course is about the relationship of customer service to the changing populations in the communities we serve, how stereotypes develop and affect service; we Red -Cross expects of their service providers and how to apply these expected behaviors. This course is not about EEG goals and federal regulations; recruiting pa and volunteer staff from diverse ethnic backgrounds; or generating lists of characteristics of various cultural ethnic groups. ARC 3066; Introduction to Disaster Services is I prerequisite.

ARC 5028 Disaster Education Instructor Specialty
2 Days
This course is designed to prepare paid and volunteer staff to provide disaster education information to their local community, industry and private organizations promote disaster planning, preparedness and to help mitigate losses during a disaster operation. ARC 3066 is required and additional disaster training and experience