43. ICRC Health Care in Danger course

Since I began this series of programs I have mentioned a number of free, online disaster preparedness courses offered by the American Red Cross, or ARC, and even a few offered by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, or IFRC.

Tonight we will add yet a third source of free Red Cross training – the International Committee of the Red Cross, or ICRC. The ICRC is currently offering Health Care in Danger – It’s a Matter of Life & Death. This online course discusses the rights and responsibilities of health-care personnel working in armed conflicts and other emergencies. District 3 ARES activities would generally fall under the heading of “other emergencies”.

If you are an ARES member who also volunteers for your local Medical Reserve Corps (MRC), or if you are a medical professional or a fire/EMS department member, you may want to consider taking this course. The place to begin is www.healthcareindanger.org/elearning .