45 Red Cross DST

The technicians who manage electronics for the American Red Cross on disaster assignments are known as Disaster Services Technology, or DST.  Being a ham is a good first step toward joining the DST staff, but you have to know quite a bit more to be useful on a disaster assignment.

The present training sequence for DST members is a series of half a dozen 2 hour online workshops, followed by a three day classroom Hands on Equipment training session somewhere within your Red Cross division.

The DST Overview Workshop will be offered online next Wednesday from 9 to 11 PM, just after this net.  You must register in advance on the new Red Cross Edge training site, which requires an active American Red Cross Volunteer Connection account.  Contact your nearest Red Cross office to get started as a DST volunteer.