Being prepared for an emergency is important for everyone and nobody prepares better than the American Red Cross. Nearly 100 Volunteers from Colorado and Wyoming met for three days at the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) Training Center in Colorado Springs to learn how they can prepare and improve their disaster response skills.
|Volunteers register for the |
The Disaster Academy was coordinated by Larry Cornett, who serves as the Lead Volunteer for training at the Pikes Peak Chapter. "We like to think of this as taking the best volunteers and making them better," Cornett said. "We really want to thank the USOC for allowing us to use their facilities so that our volunteers could take several classes all in one place."
|Instructor Jeanie Ahrens teaches|
the Disaster Services Overview Class
|Red Cross Nurse Mary Moorehouse attends the |
Frontline Supervisor Class
Story and photos by Bill Fortune,
American Red Cross