25. Disaster Training Videos

One asset nearly every ARES organization can use is a healthy supply of videos for their scheduled meetings.  Videos can add to the understanding of a discussion topic, or they may be used as a stand-alone program within the meeting.

The Disaster Resistant Communities Group is a non-profit dedicated to assisting governments, other non-profits and faith-based organizations in their disaster-related work.  One of their ongoing projects is the Just In Time Disaster Training Library (http://www.drc-group.com/project/jitt.html).  This is a collection of over a thousand short videos of disaster related topics. I’ve only scratched the surface of this collection, but something here just has to be of use to anyone running a meeting on disaster topics.

Every ARES organization should meet from time to time, and individual ARES members sometimes receive requests to speak on ARES, disasters or related topics.  So make a pass through this website to view the offerings, or better yet bookmark it.  And remember, you don’t have to schedule a meeting to view these videos.  You can do it just for fun!