Help in times of disaster?: Pikes Peak: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.

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


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)

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

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