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.
Our DAT team is responsible for:
Providing timely response to disasters and assisting those affected.
Responding to disaster scenes as assigned by Team Leader within two hours.
Meet the needs of those affected by disasters such as the need for shelter and food by providing Red Cross Services.
Complete forms related to services provided.
Provide referrals to other agencies.
Communicate to Team Leader about availability and readiness on a regular basis.
* Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively in person, on the phone, and by email * Excellent problem solving * Ability to be consistently respond immediately to notification calls and dispatch DAT when on call
Our need for volunteers is constant and continues to evolve as we navigate this Coronavirus health crisis. If you are interested in serving to meet essential service needs in the public, review the CDC guidance for people who are at higher risk for severe illness, consult your healthcare provider, and follow local guidance. The number one priority of the American Red Cross is the health and safety of our employees, volunteers, blood donors and recipients, and clients.
The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.
Every single day, the American Red Cross helps people in emergencies. Whether itﾒs one displaced family, thousands of disaster victims, or providing care and comfort to an ill or injured service member or veteran or support to a military family member, our vital work is made possible by people like you. It is through the time and care of ordinary people that we can do extraordinary things.