Help in times of disaster?: SECO:DCS-Response:Member::Disaster Health Services


Cause Areas


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


1040 S 8th StColorado Springs, CO 80905


Individual Client Services provides for clients using a casework process which may include financial assistance and counseling, health-related and reunification services. The Disaster Health Services Activity provides assistance to meet disaster-caused emergency health needs such as medications, medical equipment, treatment and health recovery information. Service Detail: Service: Disaster Cycle Services Position Type: Health Services / Position Sub Type: Member


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

Varies depending on local disaster events; minimum 8-hours per month


To start out (all courses free of charge):

* Orientation to the American Red Cross (online self-study)

* CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer (6.5 hour classroom or 3 hour blended learning) (American Heart Association accepted) To become a Disaster Health Services Service Associate (all courses free of charge):

* Client Assistance Cards: Caseworkers (2 hour online self-study)

* Client Casework: Providing Emergency Assistance (9 hour classroom)

* Health Services Response Workshop (3.5 hour classroom)

• Orientation to the American Red Cross
• Health Services Fundamentals 1&2
• Psychological First Aid
• Casework and Recovery Planning Fundamentals and related videos
• Disaster Action Team Fundamentals (recommended)

To become a Supervisor (all courses free of charge):

* CAS: Create a Client Case (1 hour online self-study)

* CAS: Needs and Assistance (1 hour online self-study)

* CAS: Supervisors Report (1 hour online self-study)

* Disaster Frontline Supervision & Simulation (8 hour classroom)

* Disaster Operations Control: Form 5266 Fundamentals (75 minute online self-study)

* Psychological First Aid (4 hour classroom)

* Safe & Well Linking Overview (1.5 hour classroom)

* Shelter Fundamentals (4 hour classroom)


Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • 2 years or ongoing

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