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Type of class: Disaster Courses
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Basic Food Safety
Length: 1 Hour | Course Code: FHMCC200S

Basic Food Safety™ from FoodHandler is a basic, online course which provides an overview of the safe food handling principles used in the activities performed by Mass Care feeding workers in support of a disaster relief operation.  NOTE: This is a contracted course from an outside Red Cross vendor and is available in English and Spanish.

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Client Assistance System (CAS) Training
Length: 3 Hours | Course Code: 0300
This is a hands-on facilitator-led course that provides an overview of the Client Assistance System (CAS) used by caseworkers.
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Client Casework: Providing Emergency Assistance
Length: 8 Hours | Course Code: DSCLS202A
This course trains new Red Cross disaster caseworkers how to conduct effective client interviews and provide appropriate assistance to help meet a client’s immediate disaster-caused or disaster-aggravated needs.
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Collaborating to Ensure Effective Service Delivery
Length: 8 Hours | Course Code: 30894

This course is designed to prepare Red Cross employees and volunteers to establish collaborative relationships that contribute to coordinated disaster response and help to ensure inclusive and effective service delivery. This course will also prepare participants to begin conducting liaison activities in a chapter and establish a foundation upon which they can build toward a career as a liaison in the Disaster Services Human Resources (DSHR) System.

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Disaster Assessment Basics
Length: 2.5 Hours | Course Code: DSIMS100A

This course provides a general overview of the tasks performed by Red Cross Disaster Assessment workers in support of a disaster relief operation and a local incident such as a single or multi-family fire.

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Disaster Frontline Supervisor
Length: 3 Hours | Course Code: DSSSS601A
This course is for volunteers and employees of the Red Cross who aspire to supervise a work unit on a disaster relief operation, and those who want to refresh their supervisory skills
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Disaster Frontline Supervisor Simulation
Length: 4 Hours | Course Code: DSSSS602A
This course is for volunteers and employees of the Red Cross who aspire to supervise a work unit on a disaster relief operation, and those who want to refresh their supervisory skills.
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Disaster Instructor Specialty Training
Length: 16 Hours / 2 days | Course Code: 3090
This learning experience consists of a series of brief presentations and interactive discussions focused on the instructional techniques, course structure and delivery methods required to meet the diverse learning needs of disaster course participants.
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Emergency Operations Center / Incident Command Liaison
Length: 8 hrs | Course Code: 30895

This course is to prepare Red Cross employees and volunteers who will be assigned to government and emergency settings to work collaboratively with Red Cross partners, helping to ensure a coordinated response that results in effective service delivery.

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ERVs: Ready, Set, Roll
Length: 8 Hours | Course Code: 3068402
This course prepares Red Cross employees and volunteers to operate an Emergency Response Vehicle (ERV) and its equipment safely and effectively to meet feeding and other service needs of people affected by disaster.
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Financial and Statistical Information
Length: 8 hrs | Course Code: 30782
This course prepares Red Cross employees and volunteers to perform the tasks of a Financial & Statistical Information Management (FSI) service associate on a disaster relief operation.
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Forklift Operator Training
Length: 3 Hrs | 
Participants will be instructed on basic forklift operations.  This class will be held at the Distribution Center (Warehouse) in Alameda located at 650 West Ranger Avenue, and NOT the classroom in Alameda. 
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Foundations of Disaster Mental Health
Length: 8 hrs | Course Code: 30774
This course prepares licensed mental health professionals to provide for and respond to the psychological needs of people across the continuum of disaster preparedness, response and recovery.  CEU's are available for this class.  Contact ARCBADSTraining@usa.redcross.org for more information.
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Fundamentals of Chapter Disaster Operations Management
Length: 2 days | Course Code: ARC 3081-30

This course consists of a series of presentations, class discussions and small table group activities during which participants perform in the role of a chapter disaster relief operation director. The activities require course participants to apply their disaster knowledge, experience and critical thinking abilities to the complex challenges of developing and resourcing effective service delivery plans that meet the needs of the disaster-affected community.

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Fundamentals of Disaster Assessment Part II
Length: 4 hrs | Course Code: DSIMS200A

The purpose of this course is to introduce the critical role of Disaster Assessment, explore related preparedness tasks, learn how to collect and communicate disaster assessment information, and become familiar with how disaster assessment information supports management and service delivery decisions.

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Fundamentals of Disaster Public Affairs: The Local Response
Length: 8 Hours | Course Code: DSOSS200A
This course introduces Red Cross communicators to the critical tasks necessary to initiate a chapter disaster public affairs response.
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Fundamentals of Disaster Public Affairs: The National Response
Length: 8 Hours | Course Code: DSOSS400A
This course is a facilitator-led course that introduces Red Cross communicators to the critical tasks necessary to initiate a national disaster public affairs response.
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Health Services Response Workshop
Length: 8 Hours | Course Code: DSCLS205W
This course prepares licensed health professionals to either work in their local chapter or be deployed to a Red Cross disaster relief operation and function as health professionals within the Health Services Protocols. You must have a current professional license to practice as a CNA, EMT, LPN/LVN, PA, RN or MD.
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IS 100 - Introduction to the Incident Command System (ICS)
Length: Self-study | Course Code: FEMAIS100
ICS 100, Introduction to the Incident Command System, introduces the Incident Command System (ICS) and provides the foundation for higher level ICS training. This course describes the history, features and principles, and organizational structure of the Incident Command System. It also explains the relationship between ICS and the National Incident Management System (NIMS).
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IS 200 - ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents
Length: Self-study | Course Code: FEMAIS200
ICS 200 is designed to enable personnel to operate efficiently during an incident or event within the Incident Command System (ICS). ICS-200 provides training on and resources for personnel who are likely to assume a supervisory position within the ICS.
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IS 700a - National Incident Management System (NIMS), An Introduction
Length: Self-study | Course Code: FEMAIS700
This course introduces NIMS and takes approximately three hours to complete. It explains the purpose, principles, key components and benefits of NIMS. The course also contains "Planning Activity" screens giving you an opportunity to complete some planning tasks during this course. The planning activity screens are printable so that you can use them after you complete the course.
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IS 800b- A National Response Plan (NRP), An Introduction
Length: Self-study | Course Code: FEMAIS800
The National Response Plan, or NRP, describes how the Federal Government will work in concert with State, local, and tribal governments and the private sector to respond to disasters.

This course introduces the NRP. It is intended for DHS and other Federal staff responsible for implementing the NRP, and Tribal, State, local and private sector emergency management professionals.
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Logistics Simulation
Length: 4 hours | Course Code: 30712

The simulation builds on the information presented in the Logistics: An Overview.  This course provide participants an opportunity to practice the skills and knowledge needed to run a successful logistical operation in their local chapter.

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Logistics: An Overview
Length: 4 hrs | Course Code: 30711

This course gives participants an overview of the Material Support Services group and the activities associated with it.

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Mass Care II
Length: 2 days | Course Code: ARC 3068-2
This course prepares Red Cross employees and volunteers to establish, operate and phase out Mass Care services on a multi-chapter or national disaster relief operation so that clients needs are met in a timely and cost-effective manner.
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Mass Care: An Overview
Length: 3 Hours | Course Code: DSMCC200A
This is a self-study course.  This course provides an overview of the activities performed by the Mass Care group in support of disaster relief operations. 
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Psychological First Aid
Length: 4 hours | 

The purpose of this course is to prepare all American Red Cross workers to provide basic care, comfort and support to people who are experiencing disaster-related stress. 

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Safe Spaces
Length: 4 hours | 
Under the supervision of a caring adult, Safe Spaces provide children a safe physical area in which they can play, socialize and learn. Designed for use in the first 48-72 hours following a disaster, Safe Spaces are one of Save the Children’s key programmatic interventions to protect children during the acute response phase or in areas of continuing crisis. Safe Spaces help communities to provide physical safety and psychosocial activities for children.
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Service Delivery Site Management
Length: 2 days | Course Code: ARC 3081-40

This course is designed to give the participants the knowledge and skills needed to run a service delivery site during a disaster. This course includes lecture, table group exercises and a half-day simulation of a disaster to test the participants’ knowledge of opening, maintaining and closing a service delivery site.

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Shelter Operations
Length: 3 Hours | Course Code: 306811
This course prepares employees and volunteers of the Red Cross to manage shelter operations effectively and sensitively as a team while meeting the needs of people displaced as a result of a disaster.
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Shelter Simulation
Length: 4 Hours | Course Code: 306812
This course provides participants with an opportunity to apply the knowledge, skills and abilities required to operate a successful shelter.
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