Volunteer Training

Flagler Volunteer Services and our partners regularly offer training for volunteers to be better prepared to serve our community.

Disaster Volunteer Training Series

This training series educates volunteers about disaster preparedness for hazards in their area and trains them in disaster response skills. Many of the classes are currently on hold due to the Coronavirus. As classes become available they will be listed below:

Flagler County Call Center Training
Volunteers are needed to be trained to assist with our County’s Call Center.  The Call Center is activated during times of emergency.   The greatest need is during hurricane activations.  The Call Center is currently activated due to the Coronavirus and this gives us the unique opportunity to allow volunteers to be trained with on the job training.  We are looking for interested volunteers to be scheduled to train during a morning or afternoon shift at the Call Center while it is in action.  If you would like to be trained for this position please contact us at:  emergencyvolunteers@flaglervolunteer.org and we will schedule you for a training session.  

 

Check back here for future topics and registration details in our Disaster Volunteer Training Series for the sessions for July, August, and September.

 

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Other Training Opportunities

Incident Command System (ISC) 100 Training
July 15, 2020 – 1:30 p.m.
This course introduces the Incident Command System (ICS) and provides the foundation for higher level ICS training. It describes the history, features and principles, and organizational structure of the Incident Command System.  Please register by emailing EOC@FlaglerCounty.org

Hurricane Awareness Class
June 30, 2020 – 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. EST 
This Hurricane Awareness Class will increase your understanding of the latest knowledge in hurricane science, forecasting, warning and preparedness.  It will enhance your ability to identify and describe the hazards associated with hurricanes and better prepare for and mitigate the impacts of high winds, heavy rain and storm surge.  Full Details can be found by clicking:  Hurricane Awareness Class Flyer.    Register at:  https://ndptc.hawaii.edu/training/delivery/2766/

 

SkyWarn Storm Spotter Training
TBD
Volunteers will learn what to look for in a storm; to identify local severe weather hazards; how weather watches and warnings are issued; and how to report potentially dangerous weather conditions so that early warnings may be issued.  Please register by emailing EOC@FlaglerCounty.org

 Amateur (HAM) Radio Testing Sessions
TBD
Get your amateur radio technician license! This free one evening class is offered by Flagler County Emergency Management. Testing sessions are usually offered soon after the class.  Please register by emailing EOC@FlaglerCounty.org

FEMA Online Training
At your own pace
The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Emergency Management Institute offers many online training courses concerning Emergency and Disaster topics.  Check out the courses at FEMA Online Training

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CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) Basic Training – The CERT program educates volunteers about disaster preparedness for the hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations.

The next class will be in July and be a Hybrid class. There is the online education that must be completed prior to the 2 in person Saturday session. Class size is limited due to COVID-19. CDC guidelines will be in effect.  Detailed information can be found here:  CERT Training Information