Emergency Management training volunteers

Oct 17, 2013

The Emergency Services Coordinating Agency (ESCA) is recruiting volunteers to staff regional Volunteer Reception Centers (VRC).

After a disaster such as an earthquake, VRC workers register citizens as official emergency volunteers to assist city personnel engaged in disaster response activities.

Emergency Managers will conduct training for volunteer VRC staff from 9-4 Wednesday, Oct. 23, 9 at the Brier City Hall, 2901 228th St. SW, Brier.

Citizens with personnel management, human resources, administrative, or logistics experience are preferred, but anyone with enthusiasm and interest is welcome to train for this volunteer opportunity.

Volunteer Reception Centers provide an orderly means to register citizens as volunteer emergency workers following a disaster.

“The onset of disaster is not the time to organize a process to manage emergent volunteers.  A preplanned facility to screen, identify, and train volunteers is the smart way to quickly register citizens as emergency workers,” said Dan Good, ESCA VRC Program Manager.

The Emergency Services Coordinating Agency is a local government emergency management organization created by the cities of Brier, Edmonds, Kenmore, Lake Forest Park, Lynnwood, Mill Creek, Mountlake Terrace, Mukilteo, Woodinville, and the Town of Woodway.

Please contact ESCA at 425-776-3722 or dan@esca1.com to register or ask questions.

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