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Disaster Action Team Duty Officer Volunteer (St. Charles, IL Kane County)

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We are looking for local heroes to volunteer as a Disaster Action Team Duty Officer . We are needing passionate people to be trained and prepared for the upcoming disaster season to help with winter storms, spring tornadoes, and flooding.

Responsibilities: 

Leadership

  1. May determine if Red Cross action is required; may decide if Red Cross will respond via DAT.
  2. Uses event triggers such as size, scope, and type of the event to direct the DAT response.
  3. Works with on-scene DAT leadership to support the response and provide technical guidance.
  4. Support and trains new Duty Officers.

Functional

  1. Dispatch DAT members and monitor the response to ensure appropriate resources are made available.
  2. Activate Disaster Health Services, Disaster Mental Health, and Disaster Spiritual Care, Public Affairs when requested.
  3. Documents incoming disaster notification and creates & verifies events in RC View, when applicable.
  4. May be required to monitor activity across multiple DAT responses.
  5. Notify Chapter and Regional staff of significant events, and contribute to an Initial Incident Report, when appropriate.
  6. Attends regularly scheduled team/DAT meetings as required by Chapter/Region.

Commitment:

Must commit to at least 16 hours per month of on-call time. On-call shifts are broken down into four-hour blocks. You'll have access to a shared calendar to see what shifts need coverage and sign up for what fits your schedule. Overnights, weekends and holidays are of greatest need. You can sign up for multiple shifts in a row (i.e. put yourself on call for eight or 12 hours straight). Remember that time spent on the scene of an incident may extend past the end of an on-call shift.

We are looking for local heroes to volunteer as a Disaster Action Team Duty Officer . We are needing passionate people to be trained and prepared for the upcoming disaster season to help with winter storms, spring tornadoes, and flooding…

Details at a Glance

  • Schedule
    Weekdays
  • Time Commitment
    A few hours per month
  • Recurrence
    Recurring

Location

Remote
Work must be performed in or near St. Charles, IL
Associated Location
St. Charles, IL, USA

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  4. Then complete all application steps including authorizing a background check

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