|What role might I play?|
role you play in a response depends upon your training and skills.
Possible emergency response roles are:
- Assisting in delivery of medical care within your level of expertise
as an RN, LPN, CNA, MD, EMT, medical secretary, or other credentialed volunteer.
- Providing mental health support.
- Providing medical interpreting and translation services.
- Assisting with set up and flow of clinics.
- Lending the community your special skills during an emergency event.
Why is it necessary for me to register pre-disaster?
What role might I play?
- Staff a telephone information hotline.
- Provide translation services.
- Greet and provide direction when people arrive at a triage or shelter site.
- Help with event set-up, maintenance, and administration
- Lend the community any special skills.
Following many disasters, large numbers of professionals with many
different skills show up to help, but many of them are turned away because they are without the safety and emergency
skills training given pre-event to keep personnel safe. An effective response requires that volunteers follow a pre-established
protocol for activation and follow the incident command system.
My time is valuable. What do I get in return?
- The satisfaction of giving back to your community through providing health education or a health
service and the satisfaction in assisting other local communities with essential services during a time of emergency.
- Networking. Meet other members of the community
and experts in the field of public health preparedness, attend training events, and participating in conference meetings.
cost-free or minimal cost training. Get prepared by the best. For the sake of safety, one training per year is required to
remain an active member.