Liaison with Local Government Parnters: SECO:DCS-Response:Member::Government Operations


Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


1040 S 8th StColorado Springs, CO 80905


External Relations coordinates the services of and provides necessary liaison activities with government and private agencies. The Government Liaison Activity coordinates services with local, state, federal and tribal government partners, as well as internal Red Cross partners, for the benefit of disaster victims. The Government Operations Service Associates (GO SA) act as the direct daily (if appropriate) contact with government partners, generally in an Emergency Operations Center or other coordination center, during a disaster relief operation. GOs are responsible for ensuring Red Cross actions are aligned with, supportive of, and complementary to government. They effectively represent the Red Cross to external partners, manage internal and external expectations, establish and monitor situational awareness, and seek, collect, evaluate and communicate critical information. GO SAs, especially in an EOC, have the overarching responsibility of building trust and fostering collaboration between the Red Cross and government partners.

24 hours to get started and then varies depending on major disaster activity or disaster exercises (usually once or twice a year)


To start out (all courses free of charge):

Red Cross Training:

•Disaster Cycle Services: An Overview

Collaborating Essentials

•Government Operations Fundamentals

•Government Operations Center Liaison Fundamentals

•Concept of Operations Overview

•Everyone is Welcome

•National Shelter System: Introduction to NSS Support

•Shelter Fundamentals

•Public Affairs Essentials

FEMA Online Training

•IS-100.b Introduction to Incident Command System

•IS-700.a NIMS An Introduction

•IS-800.b National Response Framework, An Introduction

Recommended Training

•Mass Care:An Overview

•Operations Planning Fundamentals

•Incident Reporting Fundamentals

•Disaster Assessment Fundamentals-Part 1

•Logistics: An Overview

•Recovery Services: An Overview

•Mobilize the Community: An Overview


•IS-200.b ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents

•IS-230.d Fundamentals of Emergency Management

•IS-405 Mass Care/Emergency Assistance Overview

•IS-368 Including People with Disabilities and Others with Access and Functional Needs in Disaster Operations


Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • 2 years

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