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Disaster Reserve Institute
At the Disaster Reserve Institute you will learn about the history, mission and principles of the Red Cross, become acquainted with Red Cross disaster response procedures and policies, and be trained to provide aid and comfort to
shelter residents, who have been displaced by a disaster.
If a major natural or man-made disaster strikes our area, the American Red Cross in Westchester County will need 2,000 Disaster Reserve Volunteers ready to staff up to 50 shelters, and provide hundreds—or even thousands—of Westchester County residents who may be forced to leave their homes with their basic needs—food, clothing, a safe place to stay, and emotional support.
When and where will this free course be held?
The Disaster Reserve Institute will be held on Saturday, December 11th from 8:30am to 5:00pm at the Pace University Pleasantville Campus. The full address is written below. Pace University Pleasantville Campus Lienhard Lecture Hall Entrance 2 861 Bedford Road Pleasantville, NY 10570
What are the prerequisites to attend the Disaster Reserve Institute?
Prior to attending the Disaster Reserve Institute you must complete a Volunteer Application and submit to a background check. You will be contacted shortly after registering regarding these prerequisites.
What are the prerequisites to become a Disaster Reserve Volunteer?
After successfully completing a Disaster Reserve Institute, or equivalent courses, you must participate in a total of four Red Cross events (any combination of disaster operations, exercises, meetings and additional training) in a 12-month period.