Disaster Training Events
We can be anxious - or we can be prepared
A key to effective response is effective preparation.
At a recent meeting in New York City between voluntary disaster response organizations, representatives from FEMA, the Office of Emergency Management, and other city and local agencies, we took part in a table-top exercise – coordinating how we would respond and interact if a Category 3 Hurricane were barreling in on the greater New York area. The thing is, this was not just a theoretical exercise – in recent years we have had Lee, Irene, and Sandy, and narrowly avoided Hermine, Joaquin, and Matthew. As well, there have been a number of more localized events throughout the Conference boundaries.
One of the major points that came out of the meeting in NYC was that local municipalities, and other federal, state and local agencies rely on the volunteer sector – particularly the faith community – to be there in times of need.
Are we ready? Are you ready?
Other training events offered by the NYAC Disaster Response Ministry
- Disaster 101 – The Church Responds (2.5 hrs)
- ERT Basic (7 hrs)
- ERT Recertification (3 hrs)
- Disaster Emotional and Spiritual Care (DESC) Basic (7 hrs)
- DESC – Team Leader (3 hrs)
- Connecting Neighbors (3 stand-alone modules, 2 hrs ea)
- Future – Long Range Team Leader Training (3 hrs)
For additional information or to schedule a training event please contact Tom Vencuss (firstname.lastname@example.org).