3. American Red Cross New Training

The American Red Cross is directing all of its disaster volunteers and paid staff to complete several revised Red Cross core courses over the next few months.  These courses should soon be available online through the new EDGE training website, and will also be conducted in classroom sessions on March 23-5 at the Greater Cincinnati-Dayton Regional Training Institute in Cincinnati.  If you took any of these courses prior to January 1, 2016, as I did, you are expected to retake them due to more recent changes.

The required courses are:

  1. Disaster Cycle Services: An Overview
  2. Everyone is Welcome – Disability Integration
  3. Psychological First Aid
  4. Concept of Operations Overview
  5. Shelter Fundamentals, or

Recovery Services Fundamentals

To reach the EDGE training site, sign in to or register at the American Red Cross Volunteer Connection website, https://volunteerconnection.redcross.org/ .  From the VC home page, click on the EDGE button on the upper right hand corner.