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  1. 1. WELCOME Disaster Services: An Overview Module One
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>The Impact of Disasters – 30 </li></ul><ul><li>The Community Response – 30 </li></ul><ul><li>The Red Cross Response – 45 </li></ul><ul><li>Break – 15 </li></ul><ul><li>Overview of Your Local Chapter – 30 </li></ul><ul><li>A Chapter Disaster Response – 30 </li></ul><ul><li>Working with the Red Cross – 30 </li></ul><ul><li>Next Steps – 15 </li></ul>
  3. 3. Course Purpose <ul><li>To provide information about ways you can help your community prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies and disasters. </li></ul><ul><li>You will also learn about volunteer opportunities at your local Red Cross chapter. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Course Objectives <ul><li>After completing this course, you will be able to: </li></ul><ul><li>Explain how disasters affect people and communities. </li></ul><ul><li>Describe how the community, including the American Red Cross, works together in disaster preparedness and response. </li></ul><ul><li>Describe the services the Red Cross provides to people affected by disaster and the principles that guide the Red Cross workers in disaster relief situations. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Disaster Strikes (Icebreaker) <ul><li>Group Activity: </li></ul><ul><li>Introduce yourselves </li></ul><ul><li>Using the pictures, discuss the immediate physical, emotional and informational needs people affected by disaster might have. </li></ul><ul><li>List your group’s ideas on newsprint. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Course Objectives (continued…) <ul><li>After completing this course, you will be able to : </li></ul><ul><li>Identify resources for personal preparedness. </li></ul><ul><li>Determine how to help your community prepare and respond to disasters. </li></ul><ul><li>Identify next steps to becoming a disaster volunteer. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Town Hall Meeting <ul><li>Working with your table group: </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss how the community organization assigned to your group can help out when preparing for and responding to the disaster. </li></ul><ul><li>Choose three or four ideas and list them on newsprint. </li></ul><ul><li>Select a spokesperson to present your list. </li></ul>
  8. 8. The American Red Cross Mission <ul><li>The American Red Cross, </li></ul><ul><li>a humanitarian organization led </li></ul><ul><li>by volunteers and guided by its </li></ul><ul><li>Congressional Charter and the </li></ul><ul><li>Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross </li></ul><ul><li>Movement, will provide relief to victims of disaster </li></ul><ul><li>and help people prevent, prepare for and respond </li></ul><ul><li>to emergencies . </li></ul>
  9. 9. Red Cross History <ul><li>Henry Dunant: founder of the worldwide International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Driving force for the creation of the Geneva Convention of 1864. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The original treaty has expanded to the Geneva Conventions of 1949 and adopted by almost every nation. </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Red Cross History (continued…) <ul><li>Clara Barton: founder of the American Red Cross in 1881 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Driving force for bringing the U.S. into compliance with Red Cross principles. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In 1900, the American National Red Cross received a Congressional charter making the work of the American Red Cross accountable to, but not funded by Congress. </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. The Fundamental Principles <ul><li>Humanity </li></ul><ul><li>Impartiality </li></ul><ul><li>Neutrality </li></ul><ul><li>Independence </li></ul><ul><li>Voluntary Service </li></ul><ul><li>Unity </li></ul><ul><li>Universality </li></ul>
  12. 12. Fundamental Principles At Work <ul><li>Working in groups of three: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Match the Fundamental Principle to the statements about Disaster Services. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Write the number of the Fundamental Principle on the blank line. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More than one principle may apply. </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Module One Review <ul><li>Disasters impact the lives of people. </li></ul><ul><li>The community prepares for and responds to disasters. </li></ul><ul><li>The Red Cross mission is to provide relief to victims of disaster and to help people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Local Structure <ul><li>South Florida Region </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Broward Chapter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Miami-Dade Chapter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>North </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>South </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Keys </li></ul></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Local Structure (continued…) <ul><li>Chapter Founded: July 18, 1917 </li></ul><ul><li>Contacts: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>JB Hunt, Chapter Advancement Officer [email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shannon Vasko, Volunteer & Response Coordinator [email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Address </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>5450 MacDonald Ave #11 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Key West, FL 33040 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>305-296-4033 </li></ul></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Red Cross Response Structure <ul><li>Chapters are responsible for carrying out the mission of the Red Cross in its jurisdiction: </li></ul><ul><li>Preparedness activities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Training/Exercises </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Partnership development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Agreements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Volunteers recruitment and retention </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Red Cross Response Structure <ul><ul><li>Response </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>First 72 Hours – Chapters must initiate the response and key activities. Must “hold the fort” till support and supplies can reach the disaster area. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Scaling of Disasters </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Small disasters require a few resources. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The larger the destructive force and/or scope of disaster the more resources are needed </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Red Cross Response Structure <ul><li>State officers provide oversight and coordinating support for regions and chapters </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Committees / State EOC Liaisons </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Volunteers and resources from nearby chapters or across the country can be sent to disaster areas </li></ul></ul><ul><li>National (NHQ) in Washington D.C. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Coordination and funding for large-scale responses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Disaster Operations Center (DOC) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Leads nationwide planning and preparedness activities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Creates policy and guidance </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. Five Initial Actions <ul><li>Sheltering </li></ul><ul><li>Feeding </li></ul><ul><li>Disaster Assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Staffing the local government emergency operations center and coordinating with local partners </li></ul><ul><li>Communicating to the public and fundraising </li></ul>
  20. 20. Red Cross Response Structure <ul><li>Disaster Action Teams (DAT) – 24/7 Response </li></ul><ul><ul><li>3 Teams in the Keys </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Disaster Services Human Resources (DSHR) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Local, Regional and National Deployment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shelter teams needed at FIU </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Service to the Armed Forces </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MAT </li></ul></ul>
  21. 21. The Chapter Responds <ul><li>Individually read the scenario and the questions. </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss the question assigned to your group. </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare to share your group’s answers in a class discussion. </li></ul>
  22. 22. Scenario Question #1 <ul><li>Why is it important for the Red Cross chapter to engage its DAT, feeding, sheltering and disaster assessment teams as soon as possible? </li></ul>
  23. 23. Scenario Question #2 <ul><li>Why does the Red Cross chapter work with local government and community partners to support a disaster response? </li></ul>
  24. 24. Scenario Question #3 <ul><li>Why does the Red Cross chapter communicate to the media and the public, and engage in fundraising to support a disaster response? </li></ul>
  25. 25. Summary Question #4 <ul><li>Why do you think the Red Cross provides a helping hand to people affected by disaster? </li></ul>
  26. 26. Be Prepared <ul><li>Get a Kit </li></ul><ul><li>Make a Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Be Informed </li></ul>
  27. 27. Working in Disaster Services <ul><ul><li>Direct Services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Brings comfort to the people affected by disaster and helps them rebuild their lives. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>External Services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Works with the community and public. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Support Services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ensures the Red Cross has the ability to function effectively and efficiently. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  28. 28. Volunteer Opportunities <ul><li>Check off all the tasks that appeal to you. </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss your interests with the person sitting next to you. </li></ul>
  29. 29. Red Cross Resources <ul><li>The American Red Cross </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.redcross.org </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Florida Keys Branch </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.floridakeysredcross.org/ </li></ul></ul>
  30. 30. Volunteer Opportunities at Our Chapter <ul><li>Together, American Red Cross volunteers: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Assist victims of hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, and other disasters, including local fires. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teach disaster preparedness, CPR, water safety, and other classes. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Organize and participate in clubs, fundraising, and other special events. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>and much more…. </li></ul></ul>
  31. 31. Volunteer Opportunities (continued…) <ul><li>Next Steps </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Volunteer/DSHR Application </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Background Check </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Additional Training </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>www.southfloridaprepares.org </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Additional resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>https://crossnet.redcross.org/ </li></ul></ul>
  32. 32. Course Objectives <ul><li>Now that you have completed this course, you will be able to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Explain how disasters affect people and communities. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Describe how the community, including the American Red Cross, works together in disaster preparedness and response. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Describe the services the Red Cross provides to people affected by disaster and the principles that guide the Red Cross workers in disaster relief situations. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Identify resources for personal preparedness. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Determine how to help your community prepare and respond to disasters. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Identify next steps to becoming a disaster volunteer. </li></ul></ul>
  33. 33. Course Conclusion <ul><li>Thank you for attending </li></ul><ul><li>Disaster Services: An Overview </li></ul><ul><li>Please complete the course evaluation. </li></ul><ul><li>See you at the next TRAINING! </li></ul><ul><li>*We look forward to creating a positive volunteer experience* </li></ul>

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