American Red Cross Disaster Response Course training being offered at Ithaca College


Contributed by Linda Everett

In continued response to the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, Ithaca College's Community Service Committee and the local American Red Cross Chapter are working together to offer the Disaster Response Course training here on campus in the beginning of January for staff and faculty. This specialized training is for those that would like to volunteer during the rebuilding efforts that continue after Hurricane Katrina and also for any future response to a disaster in this community and elsewhere.

All staff and faculty are invited to participate in the American Red Cross Disaster Response Course that is being offered free here on campus in early January. The extensive course is broken down into four sections that each person needs to complete. The dates, times and training descriptions are as follows:

Wednesday January 4th 1:00 - 3:30 pm - Introduction to Disaster Services
Thursday January 5th 8:30 am - 12:00 pm - Community Services Overview
Monday January 9th 8:30 am - 12:00 pm - Shelter Operations
Wednesday January 11th 8:30 am - 4:30 pm - Family Services

Prior approval from your supervisor is required to participate.

For questions, information and to sign up for the on-campus training course please e-mail Linda Everett a member of the Ithaca College Community Service Committee at []. To be included in the training, you must sign up through e-mail to Linda by December 19.

For more information on the American Red Cross Tompkins County Chapter please visit their web site at