The Spring 2018 CERT class starts on Monday April 2nd at the Chester County Public Safety Training Campus, 137 Modena Road, Coatesville. I have attached a flyer that has all of the details. Registration is on the DES website: http://destraining.chesco.org/ema/CERTSpring2018.
In recognition that there will always be spontaneous volunteers who contribute after an event, Chester County DES is offering the following course:
G-489 Management of Spontaneous Volunteers
Saturday April 14, 2018
Chester County Government Services Center: 601 Westtown Road, West Chester
This one-day course intends to introduce the skills and planning considerations that are required to manage large numbers of people who are not affiliated with an experienced relief organization, but want to help in disasters. This course aims to provide the keys to success with the underlying assumption that volunteer help is needed, volunteer resources can be effective and make a positive difference in the affected community. This course will look at current issues and challenges, examine planning considerations, developing a plan, explain the role of the Volunteer Reception Center and identify best practices.
The purpose of this course is to introduce the skills and planning considerations that are required to manage large numbers of people who are not affiliated with an experienced relief organization, but who want to help in disasters. These spontaneous volunteers are generally well motivated and sincerely want to help, but if their efforts and resources are not coordinated effectively they could be counterproductive, wasteful, and often a strain on the disaster area.
Registration is on the DES website:
Note: the course times will be adjusted to 8am to 2pm to accommodate participants who want to attend the Barclay Friends Recognition & Remembrance Event. http://destraining.chesco.org/ema/node/62642
Community Resilience Coordinator
Chester County DES
610 344 5014