Birmingham, Ala. – Weather patterns haven’t exactly been quiet around here lately and tornado & hurricane seasons are right around the corner. To prepare for the rest of 2014, The Birmingham Salvation Army will be offering disaster training for volunteers with classes available Friday April 11 or Saturday April 12 at our social services building located at 2130 11th Ave. North in Birmingham.
DATE: April 11-12, TIME: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. LOCATION: Salvation Army Social Services 2130 11th Ave. North – Birmingham
Upon completion, volunteers will be able to serve in many capacities. They may be able to assist after an apartment fire or they may be used to support large-scale operations after a tornado or hurricane event. Those that get certified may also help coordinate disaster warehouses, maintain our fleet of disaster vehicles and more. Volunteers with availability for deployment during the week are especially needed to handle emergencies that can happen anytime. Course info is as follows:
INTRODUCTION TO EMERGENCY DISASTER SERVICES – April 11th – 8:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. or April 12th 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. This intro course will provide volunteers an overview of The Salvation Army’s mission and its role within disaster work. The course also prepares volunteer for deployment during a crisis. Those that become certified will qualify to assist with Salvation Army disaster operations in a variety of areas.
** Introduction to Emergency Services is a prerequisite for the SERVSAFE course**
SERVSAFE FOOD SAFETY AND HANDLING - April 11th – 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. or April 12th – 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Wanna drive our Canteen? Or work on it and serve in the middle of a disaster zone? Then you must have this certification. Our “Mobile Kitchen” is used to serve emergency personal and those affected right after a disaster. This course offers the basics of food handling and all requirements to meet health codes.
Our volunteers are the best in the business, and it’s the training that makes that possible. We thank all of those that already serve and look forward to great relationships with our new trainees.