Friday, January 25, 2013

RRU - DSW - RIVERSIDE COUNTY FIRE - OES DISASTER CORPS VOLUNTEER RECRUITMENT

  Are you passionate about volunteering in your community to assist the first responders before, during or after a man-made or natural disaster or emergency? Join the Riverside County Fire - Office of Emergency Services Disaster Corps Volunteer Program. This program will provide you CPR/AED Certification, Mass Care Feeding and Shelter Operations, HazMat First Responder Awareness and other relevant training to enhance disaster awareness and the ability to deploy throughout the State of California. 

The Riverside County Fire Department Office of Emergency Services is conducting a mass volunteer recruitment on Saturday, January 26, 2013 from 10:00 A.M to 2:00 P.M at the Coachella Valley Animal Campus located at 72050 Pet Land Place, Thousand Palms, CA 92276 in Community Conference Room. This event will recruit volunteers to support the Riverside County Operational Area and Operational Areas throughout the State of California during a catastrophic event as a mutual aid resource. 

The goal of this recruitment is to nominate and register 300 Disaster Service Worker (DSW) volunteers who have successfully cleared Department of Justice/Federal Bureau of Investigations background screening, provide CPR/AED Certification, emergency management training and type them in a specific classification. The volunteer's will be utilized under the direction of emergency personnel or a designated team leader to assist emergency units within their block, neighborhood, or other area assignment; survey area conditions; disseminate information; secure data desirable for emergency preparedness planning; report incidents; and generally assist officials and individuals in the protection of life and property. 


Eligibility: 

  • Riverside County Trained CERT Graduates, Local FEMA Approved CERT Program Graduates and RACES Members 
  • Must be 18 Years or older 
  • Must be able to clear background screening from Department of Justice and Federal Bureau of Investigation 
For more information, please contact the Riverside County Fire Department Office of Emergency Services Disaster Corps Volunteer Program Coordinators at 951-955-4700.


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