This team is designed to help you protect yourself, your family, your neighbors, and your neighborhood in an emergency situation. While people will respond to others in need without the training, one goal of the Rock Disaster Response Team is to help them do so effectively and efficiently without placing themselves in unnecessary danger.
Local government prepares for everyday emergencies. However, during a disaster, the number and scope of incidents can overwhelm conventional emergency services.
The Rock Church is collaborating with the Office of Emergency Services to coordinate our disaster response efforts in harmony with the needs in our community. As such, we are seeking to build our volunteer data base that will be notified of an opportunity to serve as part of our Rock Disaster Response Team during a time of need. There are opportunities to per-register as a "General Volunteer" or a "Specialist Volunteer."
General Volunteers will be pre-registered with the Rock Church Disaster Response Team to be called upon for special needs of service in times of a disaster and will be notified of the opportunities of service and of the time/location of a response team orientation.
When the Rock Church requests volunteers for a response activation, volunteers will be notified by the Roch Church ASAP via e-blast, Facebook and Twitter.
Specialist Volunteers will also be pre-registered with the Rock Church Disaster Response Team to be called upon for special needs of service in times of a disaster and will be notified of the opportunities of service and of the time/location of a response team orientation. In addition, the Rock will be assessing and verifying proper certification for specialties listed:
|- Elder Aids at Shelters|
- Ham Radio / REACT / Communicator
- Heavy Equipment Operators
- Law Enforcement
- HVAC / Refrigeration Tech
- Fire Fighter
- Medical Transcriptionist
- Care & Shelter Trained
- Mental Health Practitioner
|- Translator Foreign and/or Sign Language|
- Active or Retired Military
- Certified Food Handlers
- Administration / Clerical
- CPR Certified
- Animal Care / Handling
- First Aid Certified
- Emergency Medical / Health Care
- Volunteer Fire Fighter
- Childcare / Educator
- Hazardous Material Handling
Team Registration Process:
Complete the Rock Disaster Response Team application (ensuring pages).
Applications will be assessed for approval within the Rock Church volunteer procedures.
Monthly emails will be sent out to update volunteers on trainings and special ministry opportunities.
Other Resources for your preparedness:
The Red Guide to Recovery Disaster Earthquake Kit
"Resource Handbook for Disaster Survivors" www.readyamerica.com
Disaster Box www.shelterboxusa.org/about.php?page=9