Government Liaisons, in local and state Emergency Operations Centers (EOCs), during disaster responses, collaborate with government partners to communicate, plan and coordinate service delivery to clients and communities, share information with key stakeholders, and seek opportunities for partnership that result in more efficient service to clients. Government Liaisons also perform these functions during exercises and trainings with government partners.
OPEN TIME DAYSREQUIRED TRAINING
Initial Training 12 Hours
Annual Refresher Training/ Workshops 10 Hours
10-12 Hours Daily During Response Activations
The Liaison should be familiar with the Red Cross doctrine and have a solid understanding of Concept of Operations, Disaster Cycle Services core and pillar processes.
Before deploying to an Emergency Operation Center with a mentor, new Government Liaisons should complete the following courses:
Government Operations Center Liaisons Fundamentals
Mass Care: An Overview
Concept of Operations Overview
Emergency Operations Center Desk Guide Review
Government Operations Center Liaison Standards & Procedures Review
FEMA ICS 100,200,700,800
To get started go to www.redcross.org and complete an online application. Once your application has been completed a member of the Volunteer Services Team will be in touch to get you started.