Salvation Army Offers Free Courses In Disaster Preparedness, Response Training

OSWEGO, NY – The Salvation Army of Oswego County will be offering free training classes in emergency preparedness and disaster response on June 13 and 14.

“Introduction to Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services” will be held on June 13 from 4 to 8 p.m. and the second class, “The Salvation Army Incident Command System,” will be held on June 14 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Both classes will be held at the Oswego County Salvation Army at 73 W. Second St., Oswego.

The Introduction to Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services is the base training course for volunteers interested in becoming a volunteer for the Oswego County Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services.

The course offers a basic understanding of how The Salvation Army responds to disasters at both the local and national level.

Topics include the different phases of disaster response, how you can respond in your community and how to care for yourself and others in a crisis.

The intro course is a prerequisite for advanced disaster training in the Incident Command System, Food Service and Food Safety, First Aid/CPR, Emotional and Spiritual Care, plus additional specialized courses.