New Classes, Updated Classes -  Disaster Training For Disaster Leaders

 

The 2016 National Emergency Disaster Services Conference offers one of your very best opportunities to get ready for the next catastrophic disaster event by offering fully certified Salvation Army disaster training courses.  All courses offered at the disaster conference will feature new (or updated) content and materials!


How to Register for a Class: After you've submitted your registration for the National EDS Conference, you will receive an e-mail allowing you to choose your disaster classes and workshops.  If you have difficulty selecting a class, do not receive this e-mail, or have other questions, please contact EDS@usn.salvationarmy.org.

 

Operations
(One day class; Offered on Wednesday, April 20)
The disaster operations function, whether small or large scale, is the heart of any disaster operation.  All of the services provided by organizations in disaster relief are coordinated through the operations function within an incident command team.  This course will cover the critical components of coordinating a disaster operation from pre-incident preparedness through the post-incident demobilization. 

Prerequisites: Introduction to The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services, Incident Command System, Disaster Food Service and Canteen Operations.

 

Logistics
(One day class; Offered on Wednesday, April 20)
Simply put, logistics is all about getting the right thing, to the right place, at the right time, in the right quantity.  This course will examine supply chain management in the context of a disaster event and the challenges facing logistical operations under extreme conditions. It will also look at the role and responsibilities of the Logistics Chief, focusing on the position's most prominent responsibilities: supply acquisition, donations coordination, and warehouse management.

Prerequisites: Introduction to The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services, Incident Command System

 

Finance & Administration
(One day class; Offered on Wednesday, April 20)
The Finance and Administration (F&A) course is organized around the three core areas of responsibility; disaster worker management, statistics and finances. Disaster worker management, by far, requires the most oversight; thus the bulk of the course will look at the policies, procedures and best practices for managing workers.  Participants will also explore the importance of accurate statistics and maintaining good financial records for the operation. 

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

 

Planning
(One day class; Offered on Wednesday, April 20)
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. 

Prerequisites: Introduction to The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services, Incident Command System

 

Emotional & Spiritual Care
(Two day class; Offered on Wednesday & Thursday, April 20-21)
The purpose of this advanced level course is to enhance the skills of clergy, chaplains, mental health professionals and trained crisis responders to provide effective emotional and spiritual care (ESC) to meet the disaster-related needs of disaster responders and disaster affected families and individuals within disaster operations.  This course seeks to define what is appropriate and effective emotional and spiritual care in a disaster setting as outlined within the foundational Disaster Spiritual Care (DSC) Points of Consensus and the accompanying DSC Guidelines documents created by the national committee of the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NVOAD). 

Prerequisites: Introduction to The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services