Disaster Training Courses
If you would like to take any courses you can register by emailing
The Augusta Red Cross conducts many of the above listed courses
locally thoughout the year. The scheduling of more advanced courses
locally may be accomplished dependant upon instructor availability
and numbers of students to attend."
All courses conducted locally are posted to the Augusta
Red Cross website. Courses that cannot be scheduled locally will
also be published and made available to our volunteers.
For training information please call (706) 724-8481.
ARC 3066: Introduction to Disaster Services
This is a prerequisite to all other disaster training courses. This
course will provide basic information about disasters, its effects,
outlines the role of agencies (both government and non-governmental)
in disaster relief, and introduces the participants to the American
Red Cross Disaster Services.
ARC 3067-1: Damage Assessment I
Prepares Red Cross paid and volunteer staff to serve as damage assessment
workers to obtain and report damage assessment information and provide
operational support on disaster operations. Prerequisite ARC 3066.
ARC 3068-1: Mass Care: An Overview
This video-based course focuses on the activities of the Mass Care
Function. It describes tire role of Mass Care on disaster relief
operations and the services provide by the function. Prerequisite
is ARC 3066.
ARC 3068-11: Shelter Operations
This course will prepare Red Cross and other agencies staff to effectively
and sensitively manage shelter operations as a team and to meet
the needs of people displace as a result of a disaster. Prerequisite
is ARC 3066.
ARC 3068-12: Shelter Simulation
This training is to provide participants an opportunity to practice
the knowledge and skills needed to run a successful shelter operation.
As a result, participants should be able to open, operate and close
a shelter, identify and use a variety of resources available to
assist shelter workers, provide quality shelter services to clients
and address common shelter problems effectively and efficiently
Note: Participants must bring their workbooks from the Shelter Operations
(ARC 3068- 1) for use during the simulation. Prerequisites are ARC
3066, ARC 3068-1 and ARC 3068-12.
ARC 3068-11: Mass Care II
This course prepares Red Cross volunteers and paid staff to establish,
operate, and phase out Mass Care Services on a nationally administered
disaster operation so the disaster victim's needs can be met in
a timely and cost effective manner. The applicant must have experience
in the mass care function on chapter disaster operations. This course
requires a function 5898-H. Prerequisite is ARC 3066 and ARC 3068-1,
ARC 3069-1: Service Center Management
Trains Red Cross paid and volunteer staff to establish, operate,
and subsequently close a service center enabling disaster victim's
needs to be met in a timely and cost effective manner. In addition
to the ARC 3066, ARC 3086; Supervision in Disaster is also a requirement.
The candidate must have experience as a specialist in one of the
functions in a service center on a disaster operation. A Form 5898-H
ARC 3070: Survey & Damage Assessment Supervision
Prepares supervisors to work- directly and effectively with damage
assessment workers to provide efficient and consistent damage assessment
reports. The course deals with supervisory knowledge and attitudes,
the process of helping workers, and administrative responsibilities
carried out by supervisors in the disaster setting. Addition prerequisites
beyond ARC 3066 include ARC 3067 and experience in damage assessment
on a major disaster operation with potential as a supervisor. Form
5898- is required.
ARC 3071-1: Logistics Overview
This training is to assist Red Cross paid and volunteer staff to
prepare for sufficient material resources in the event of a disaster
in the local community and to provide direction on the initiation
of the supply/logistics function on a larger disaster operation.
Prerequisite is ARC 3066.
ARC 3071-2: Logistics Simulation
The purpose of this training is to provide participants an opportunity
to practice the knowledge and skills needed to run a successful
logistical operation in their local chapter.
ARC 3072-1: Family Services, Providing Emergency Assistance
Enables Red Cross volunteers and paid staff and representatives
of other community agencies to meet the emergency needs of victims
following a disaster in a chapter setting. The course is designed
to help die participants develop the interviewing skills, knowledge,
attitudes, and relationships necessary to meet the disaster-caused
needs of individuals and families. Prerequisite is ARC 3066.
ARC 3075-1: Building & Repair
Assist Red Cross volunteer and paid stiff in becoming familiar with
the role of the building and repair function; helps the participants
identify building and repair functions; coordinate relationships
with other disaster functions, especially Family Service; and to
become familiar with building and repair related forms. ARC 3066
and 3072-1 are prerequisites for this course.
ARC 3076-1: Disaster Health Services Overview
Instructs how to provide emergency and preventive health services,
plus emotional support to victims and workers at the chapter level.
This course is not limited to medical personnel. ARC 3066 is a prerequisite.
ARC 3076-2-F: Disaster Health Services Simulation
Prepares Red Cross paid and volunteer staff for entry level assignment
to the Disaster Health Services function on an operation which goes
beyond the scope of a single Red Cross unit, normally a national
disaster operation. Participants will be those Red Cross staff who
will be working on a nationally administered disaster relief, operation.
ARC 3076-1 and ARC 3066 are both prerequisites for this training.
ARC 3077-1 - Disaster Mental Health Services
This course is designed to prepare the professional social service
worker to deal with victims of disasters. This course is limited
to professional caregivers. A form 5898-11 and a copy of your current
license are required.
ARC 3078: Records & Reports in Disaster
Trains Records and Reports personnel to process disaster forms for
accounting and to enable personnel to immediately locate case records.
In addition to ARC 3066, it is also recommended that the student
have ARC 3081.
ARC 3080-1: Public Affairs in Disaster-I
Explores and discusses knowledge, skills, attitudes needed to conduct
public affairs on a disaster operation. Consideration of factors
emanating from a disaster affect the community, its residents and
the resulting public image of the American Red Cross in its disaster
relief efforts. Required courses are ARC 3066, ARC 3081, and ARC
3072-1. The candidate should have some experience and/or skill in
ARC 3081: Administering a Small Disaster Operation
Prepares volunteer and paid staff to administer a disaster operation
in which no more than 30 families have been affected and for which
the chapter will be reimbursed by the national organization for
expenditures. Familiarity with ARC 3001 and 3002 is recommend Prerequisite
is ARC 3066.
ARC 3082-1: Family Service Supervision
Prepares assistant casework supervisors to work directly and effectively
with interviewers to provide efficient and consistent emergency
disaster assistance to families. The course deals with supervisory
knowledge and skills and the process of helping interviewers. In
addition to ARC 3066, ARC 3072-1 and 3072-2 is required as well
as previous emergency assistance experience on three or more disaster
operations. The candidate should be considered, is a potential supervisor.
A Form 5898- is required.
ARC 3085: Supervision in Disaster
The purpose of this course is to prepare participants to function
effectively as disaster services supervisors. ARC 3066 and ARC 3081
are required and at least one of the following: ARC 3068- 1, ARC
3067, ARC 3072-1 and 2, ARC 3076-1, ARC 3077, and experience as
a worker on at least one nationally administered disaster operation
beyond the local chapters jurisdiction is also required. Form 5898-H
ARC 3090-1: Instructor Training in Disaster
This is a workbook/video driven course where the candidate who desires
to become an instructor reviews and complete the assignments in
the book and is graded by his/her chapter. It is recommended that
the candidate have experience in at least three other basic courses
and some disaster experience. This is prerequisite for Disaster
Instructor Specialty Training Course.
ARC 3090: Disaster Instructor Specialty Training
Prepares instructors of basic and functional disaster courses for
effective teaching, thereby ensuring uniform and quality disaster
training consistent with Red Cross policies and the regulations
and procedures of Disaster Services. Form 5898-H is required.
ARC 3089-1: Liaison-I A Community Collaboration
Prepares participants to build and maintain collaborative relationships
designed to enhance the community ability to respond to a disaster.
ARC 3066 is a prerequisite.
ARC 3089-2. - Liaison-II Principals & Practices
This intermediate course is to prepare Red Cross paid and volunteer
staff to serve in a Liaison function on a disaster assignment. The
course is also designed to help staff plan and organize community
preparedness and collaborations. The intent of both endeavors is
to help meet disaster-caused human needs through a coordinate community
disaster response. ARC 3089-1, as well as ARC 3066 is prerequisites
for this training. Form 5898-H is required.
ARC 3085 Disaster- Welfare Inquiry
This course is designed to instruct volunteer and paid staff assigned
to a major disaster or in a chapter environment setting when a disaster
has occurred in another location to handle requests and paperwork
associated with locating families when shelters are opened and working
with the media. ARC 3066 is required as well as disaster experience.
ARC 3087-1 Local Disaster Volunteer
This course provides training in how to identify resources to meet
the local disaster volunteer requirements, the recruitment placement
of volunteers in a disaster and how to prepare the appropriate forms.
ARC 3066; Introduction to Disaster Services is a prerequisite for
ARC 2487 Serving the Diverse Community
This course is about the relationship of customer service to the
changing populations in the communities we serve, how stereotypes
develop and affect service; we Red -Cross expects of their service
providers and how to apply these expected behaviors. This course
is not about EEG goals and federal regulations; recruiting pa and
volunteer staff from diverse ethnic backgrounds; or generating lists
of characteristics of various cultural ethnic groups. ARC 3066;
Introduction to Disaster Services is I prerequisite.
ARC 5028 Disaster Education Instructor Specialty
This course is designed to prepare paid and volunteer staff to provide
disaster education information to their local community, industry
and private organizations promote disaster planning, preparedness
and to help mitigate losses during a disaster operation. ARC 3066
is required and additional disaster training and experience