Disaster Response: Disaster Regional Duty Officer


Cause Areas


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29 Mansfield AveBurlington, VT 05401


Within established policies and procedures, The Regional Disaster Duty Officer (RDDO) is the on-call operations lead for the American Red Cross in NH & VT. Their role is to ensure a timely and appropriate response to emergencies that occur within the region. The duty officer receives after-hours, weekend, and holiday calls from the answering service for emergencies that occur in the regional jurisdiction or when a neighboring regional group, partner organization or other entity is requesting mutual aid or other support. The RDDO will verify the type of event; disaster caused needs; and requests for assistance. Then the RDDO will determine the appropriate response and deploy appropriate chapter or regional resources to respond to the event. The RDDO will support the mobilization of necessary resources to meet the immediate needs of those affected by the event. When a non-recurrent event occurs within the region, the RDDO will initiate the response and then contact the Supervising Duty Officer.


1. Appointment is for 2 years with an annual performance review. Subsequent⦆appointments are allowed with no limit.

2. Participate in an on-call rotation, being on-call for one week approximately every one to two months depending on the total number of duty officers active in the system.

3. Participate in quarterly regional disaster duty officer in-service trainings/review meetings.


*Training requirements can be accomplished concurrent with serving in the role of Regional Disaster Duty Officer.

1.⦆⦆⦆⦆⦆⦆⦆⦆ Familiarity with ARC policies, regulations, and procedures
for disaster

2.⦆⦆⦆⦆⦆⦆⦆⦆ High School Diploma, or equivalency

3.⦆⦆⦆⦆⦆⦆⦆⦆ Disaster Cycle Services:⦆
An Overview

4.⦆⦆⦆⦆⦆⦆⦆⦆ Disaster Assessment Basics

5.⦆⦆⦆⦆⦆⦆⦆⦆ Recovery and Casework Classes (See Regional Training

6.⦆⦆⦆⦆⦆⦆⦆⦆ Disaster Public Affairs Overview

7.⦆⦆⦆⦆⦆⦆⦆⦆ Regional Disaster Duty Officer Orientation

8.⦆⦆⦆⦆⦆⦆⦆⦆ Disaster Action Team Workshop

9.⦆⦆⦆⦆⦆⦆⦆⦆ ICS 100, 200, 300, 700, and 800


Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • 1. Appointment is for 2 years with an annual performance review. Subsequent⦆appointments are allowed

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