Vt Red Cross to prepare volunteers for emergencies
BURLINGTON, Vt.—The American Red Cross wants to help Vermonters learn how to be ready to volunteer to help their community in disasters.
On Jan. 20 the Red Cross will present at its Burlington office "Disaster Services: An Overview."
Last year's devastating floods, including Tropical Storm Irene, and a busy fire season showed how responding to such events requires the combined efforts of local and state resources, including private and governmental organizations.
Included in the overview will be information on the role of Disaster Action Teams in helping their community prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies and disasters. Participants will also learn more about the scope of disaster services at their local Red Cross.