Disaster Action Team: Central MN Chapter

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American Red Cross - Minnesota Region

  • Location: We have a need for Disaster Action Team Members in our Central MN Chapter:
    • Eastern Central Chapter (Big Stone, Stevens, Swift, Lac qui Parle, and Chipppewa Counties)
    • Western Central Chapter (Morrison, Mille Lacs and Kanabec Counties)
    • Central Minnesota Chapter: ( St Cloud - Alexandria )

  • Purpose: Train to become a Disaster Action Team (DAT) Member. Once trained you will respond to local disasters, most often house or apartment fires. DAT Trainees will respond to local disasters providing immediate on-scene response to local and large-scale disasters with an experienced DAT Member.
  • Responsibilities

    • Disaster Action Teams provide 24-hour emergency response to local disasters, particularly house fires, ensuring that those affected have access to resources for basic necessities such as food, shelter and clothing.
    • Become familiar with the policies, regulations and procedures for local disaster response and service.
    • After training is complete: DAT Trainee promptly responds to local disasters when on-call.
    • Collaborates with DAT Duty Officer on phone.
    • Accurately and thoroughly complete field paperwork during responses.
    • Attends regular team meetings and trainings
  • Time Commitment:
    • Sign-up for 4 on-call shifts per month. Shifts are 6am-Noon, Noon-6pm, 6pm-Midnight and Midnight-6am.
  • Qualifications:
    • Demonstrated commitment to the mission of the American Red Cross

    • Be able to follow region/chapter and current Red Cross disaster guidance

    • 18 years of age or older

    • Access to reliable vehicle (mileage is not reimbursed) transportation; valid driver's license

    • Access to reliable cell phone

    • Ability to work under adverse conditions

    • Ability to record information clearly, accurately, and thoroughly

    • Ability to work with individuals of diverse backgrounds

  • Training:
    • DAT Trainees- Approximately 6 hours of online and in-person training. Trainees will need a minimum of 3 DAT responses before they are moved up to a DAT Responder.

To Apply for this position please email Ramona Lindholm at ramona.lindholm@redcross.org or call 507-387-6664, ext. 1504.

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Community Disaster Relief Emergency & Safety

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple CountiesVolunteers serve in their county of residenceSt Cloud,, MN 56301

SKILLS

  • Disaster Response
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • People Skills
  • Customer Service
  • Community Outreach

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Flexible, 4 shifts per month

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