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2016 Emergency Disaster Services Summit

14805702449_db5aab760f_zIt’s time to announce this spring’s Emergency Disaster Services Summit. The Summit will take place at Camp Mihaska March 11-12.  We look forward to your participation.

Click HERE to register for this year’s summit!

To figure out which classes you should attend, click HERE for additional summit materials.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Janet Smith, our EDS Secretary, via email or phone at 314-646-3014.  We look forward to seeing you March 11th and 12th!


FRIDAY, MARCH 11TH

8:00AM-NOON

SERVSAFE FOOD HANDLER (Required if taking Disaster Food Services & Canteen Operations)

This course introduces participants to the basics of safe food handling.  This course explains how food can become unsafe through time-temperature abuse, cross-contamination, and improper cleaning and sanitizing, and the importance good personal hygiene plays in limiting the spread of bacteria and other dangerous pathogens. Re-certification is required every two years.

Who Should Take This Course: All disaster workers involved in food service on canteens.


SAFE FROM HARM – EDS (Required every four years for EDS Credentialing)

Safe From Harm: A Safety Program to Protect Vulnerable Children and Adults and Salvation Army Personnel throughout the Central Territory by reducing the risk of abuse or injury to infants, children, youth and vulnerable adults who participate in our programs and services.  This program is very important to disaster services ministries and its unique situations within disaster operations. This course prepares EDS volunteers to: identify common disaster scenarios in which a vulnerable person could be harmed; describes strategies to keep vulnerable persons safe in an emergency environment; and show how volunteers can be protected against unfounded allegations.

Who Should Take This Course: All disaster workers, The Salvation Army officers, employees, and staff.


MEDICPLUS FIRST AID/CPR/AED (Re-certification is required every two years to be current)

This course is an adult CPR, AED, and first aid core training program designed specifically for the occupational first aid provider. This extremely flexible program will help employers meet OSHA and other federal and state regulatory requirements for training employees how to respond and care for medical emergencies on scene. Included to this core course are: Child/Infant CPR and AED Supplement; and Bloodborne Pathogens.
This is a “blended course” which means completion of a series of internet; web-based study is required PRIOR to attending the class which is the “hands on” portion. If you wish to participate in this course you must return this registration form No Later Than February 20th and fully complete the web-based, on line portion of the course by March 6th.

Who Should Take This Course: This course is open to anyone who wishes to learn basic first aid, CPR and the proper application of an AED. It is highly recommended for anyone serving on a Canteen.

1:00-5:00PM

INTRODUCTION TO SALVATION ARMY DISASTER SERVICES

This course is designed for new disaster workers who have limited disaster experience and who have just begun their association with The Salvation Army’s emergency disaster services program. The course provides participants with an overview of The Salvation Army’s mission and its role within disaster work.  Participants will also be taught how to prepare and equip themselves for a disaster deployment.

Who Should Take This Course: All disaster workers, The Salvation Army officers, employees, and staff.


SAFE FROM HARM – EDS (Required every four years for EDS Credentialing)

Safe From Harm: A Safety Program to Protect Vulnerable Children and Adults and Salvation Army Personnel throughout the Central Territory by reducing the risk of abuse or injury to infants, children, youth and vulnerable adults who participate in our programs and services.  This program is very important to disaster services ministries and its unique situations within disaster operations. This course prepares EDS volunteers to: identify common disaster scenarios in which a vulnerable person could be harmed; describes strategies to keep vulnerable persons safe in an emergency environment; and show how volunteers can be protected against unfounded allegations.

Who Should Take This Course: All disaster workers, The Salvation Army officers, employees, and staff.


MEDICPLUS FIRST AID/CPR/AED (Re-certification is required every two years to be current)

This course is an adult CPR, AED, and first aid core training program designed specifically for the occupational first aid provider. This extremely flexible program will help employers meet OSHA and other federal and state regulatory requirements for training employees how to respond and care for medical emergencies on scene. Included to this core course are: Child/Infant CPR and AED Supplement; and Bloodborne Pathogens.
This is a “blended course” which means completion of a series of internet; web-based study is required PRIOR to attending the class which is the “hands on” portion. If you wish to participate in this course you must return this registration form No Later Than February 20th and fully complete the web-based, on line portion of the course by March 6th.

Who Should Take This Course: This course is open to anyone who wishes to learn basic first aid, CPR and the proper application of an AED. It is highly recommended for anyone serving on a Canteen.

ENTIRE DAY: 8:00AM-4:30PM

INCIDENT COMMAND SYSTEM

This course provides participants with a general orientation to The Salvation Army Incident Command System (ICS) and explains how it is used to command, control and coordinate disaster relief operations.

Who Should Take This Course: All disaster workers interested in cross training to serve in multiple roles of a disaster operation and mandatory for those interested in serving in a supervisory position within a Salvation Army disaster relief operation.

Prerequisites: Intro to The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services


INDIVIDUAL CRISIS INTERVENTION & PEER SUPPORT — DAY 1/PART 1 (1st Time Offered)

This course teaches participants the fundamentals of a specific protocol for individual crisis intervention. The audience for this class includes emergency services, military, and business / industrial peer support personnel without formal training in mental health, as well as mental health professionals, who desire to increase their knowledge of individual crisis intervention techniques. This course is one of two pre-requisite courses required to serve as member of an Emotional & Spiritual Care Crisis Response Team. 

Who Should Take This Course: Anyone who desires to increase their knowledge of individual (one-on-one) crisis intervention techniques in the fields of Emotional and Spiritual Care, Disaster Response, Business & Industry, Crisis Intervention, Employee Assistance, Healthcare, Mental Health, and Traumatic Stress.

*Individual Crisis Intervention & Peer Support is a certified CISM (Critical Incident Stress Management) training course.


DISASTER OPERATIONS SECTION (1st Time Offered)

This course has been developed to provide advanced level training for those interested in serving in the Salvation Army’s Operations Section within the Incident Command System. The course provides participants with an in-depth look at the role of the Operations Chief and the intricacies of the roles and responsibilities of the Operations Section (Mass Feeding, Mass Sheltering, Disaster Case Management). Participants will also be taught how to use the various tools and forms associated with this role.

Who Should Take This Course: Experienced disaster workers interested in working in the Operations section.

Prerequisites: Intro to The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services and Incident Command System.


SATURDAY, MARCH 12TH

8:00AM-NOON

INTRODUCTION TO SALVATION ARMY DISASTER SERVICES

This course is designed for new disaster workers who have limited disaster experience and who have just begun their association with The Salvation Army’s emergency disaster services program. The course provides participants with an overview of The Salvation Army’s mission and its role within disaster work.  Participants will also be taught how to prepare and equip themselves for a disaster deployment.

Who Should Take This Course: All disaster workers, The Salvation Army officers, employees, and staff.


COMMUNITY & GOVERNMENT

This course will give the participant basic information about how The Salvation Army interfaces with government, community, and faith-based organizations. Information and tools to improve communication and collaborative skills will be provided to encourage and enhance working with partners.

Who Should Take This Course: This course is designed for new disaster workers and introduces the fundamentals of emergency management. Anyone interested in a better understanding of how emergency management works within the United States should take this course. This course is also an essential starting point for anyone in interested in serving as a Liaison Officer on a Salvation Army disaster operation.

ENTIRE DAY: 8AM-4:30PM

INDIVIDUAL CRISIS INTERVENTION & PEER SUPPORT – DAY 2/PART 2 (Must have taken Day 1/Part 1 to Receive Course Credit)


DISASTER OPERATIONS SECTION 

This course has been developed to provide advanced level training for those interested in serving in the Salvation Army’s Operations Section within the Incident Command System. The course provides participants with an in-depth look at the role of the Operations Chief and the intricacies of the roles and responsibilities of the Operations Section (Mass Feeding, Mass Sheltering, Disaster Case Management). Participants will also be taught how to use the various tools and forms associated with this role.

Who Should Take This Course: Experienced disaster workers interested in working in the Operations section.

Prerequisites: Intro to The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services and Incident Command System.


DISASTER FOOD SERVICES & CANTEEN OPERATIONS 

During a disaster, the first gesture of comfort The Salvation Army offers is often a cold drink and a hot meal from one of its mobile feeding units. The Disaster Food Service & Canteen Operations course is designed as the starting point for any disaster worker who wishes to be a part of disaster food service operations. Participants who complete the course will learn about the different types of Salvation Army food service equipment, the essentials of building a food service team, canteen operations and maintenance, and the basics of menu planning.

Who Should Take This Course: This course is designed to introduce participants to the fundamentals of canteen operations and disaster food service.  Anyone interested in food service delivery or serving on a Salvation Army canteen should take this course.

Prerequisites: Introduction to The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services and ServSafe Handler


DISASTER PLANNING SECTION

This course has been developed to provide advanced level training for those interested in serving in The Salvation Army’s Planning Section within the Incident Command System. The course provides participants with an in-depth look at the role of the Planning Chief and the intricacies of the roles and responsibilities of the Planning Section participants will also be taught how to use the various tools and forms associated with this role.

Who Should Take This Course: Disaster and social workers interested in serving as caseworkers on a disaster relief operation.


EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE IN DISASTER OPERATIONS 

This course is designed to train disaster workers and social workers to serve as disaster caseworkers during a disaster relief operation. Participants will learn practical skills such as interviewing clients, filing forms and determining eligibility based upon The Salvation Army standards.

Who Should Take This Course: Disaster and social workers interested in serving as caseworkers in a disaster relief operation such as Multi-Agency Resource Center (MARC).

Prerequisites: Intro to The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services and Safe from Harm