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Regis takes a Proactive Stance for Disaster Relief Preparedness

October 9, 2013

Savlation Army - disaster training Oct 2013

With the recent disasters and crises both natural and man created, Regis wants our community to know what to do should the time arise. That is why Regis College has partnered with the Salvation Army for disaster preparedness training.

“Regis is living our mission of service by preparing to be of service should there be the need to respond,” said President Antoinette Hays, PhD, RN. “Regis is proactive in creating a climate and culture of preparedness.”

The Disaster Emergency Response Training is a two part training series that took place on September 24 and October 1 at the College. The program is being taught by Salvation Army and in collaboration with the Honors Program and is FEMA approved. The goal of The Salvation Army's disaster training program is to equip individuals to serve during times of crisis. Courses are conducted in a stress-free classroom environment that emphasizes group interaction and cooperative learning.

The training is available to Regis students, faculty and staff and participants will receive two certificates, one in Basic Emergency Response and the other in Spiritual and Emotional Care. These certificates allow the holder to be deployed to any crisis area that Salvation Army responds to. During a disaster, The Salvation Army relies upon trained disaster workers to coordinate emergency relief operations and deliver fast, efficient service to disaster survivors. The Salvation Army's national disaster training program includes courses developed by The Salvation Army and training certified by other partner organizations whose technical expertise is nationally recognized in a given field. Salvation Army is one of the first responders whenever there is a catastrophic emergency and have been present at emergencies such as the bombing of the World Trade Center in New York on September 11, 2001 and the Tornado in Joplin, Missouri.

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