Roles for Tooele Responds

Sheltering –Take care of sheltering and evacuation needs using the Red Cross Principles. Most times an evacuation center will be set up until the apparent need is confirmed. Then a shelter should be set up with the help of American Red Cross and Volunteers from Tooele Responds.

Point of Distribution – The setting up of a POD using the trailer and the volunteers from Tooele Responds.

Amateur Radio –Use Amateur radio communications between the EOC and the other field operations coordinated through the EOC net using the specified frequencies already arranged.

EOC – Help with the needs assigned to the volunteers within the EOC. This may include working with Web EOC and computer programs or doing office type work or checking people into the EOC.

Logistics – Help with the Tooele Responds Trailer and supplies where they are needed.

Finances – Help with needed accounting and accountability with the Tooele Responds monetary resources.

CERT – Community Emergency Response Team 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. CERT offers a consistent, nationwide approach to volunteer training and organization that the professional responders can rely on during disaster situations, allowing them to focus on more complex tasks.

Recruiting – Recruit volunteers to Tooele Responds and encourage citizen training.

Fundraising – Work with Tooele Responds Finance Coordinator to develop a plan for fundraising and how to assist those in need after disasters. Take care of any needed financial documents. Work with Council to determine how and when money should be spent and when fundraising needs to be done.

Volunteer Coordination – Making sure the volunteers have the training that they need to fulfill their role. Help in setting up a Volunteer Coordination Center, when needed. Help with setting up a volunteer call center, if needed.

Donations Management – Take care of the in-kind donations that may be donated during a crisis.

Events – Help with public events where Tooele Responds can recruit and share information.

Reunification – Help in working with various schools in setting up a reunification center and making sure that it is safe for everyone, especially children.

Badging – Help in making sure everyone who is a level 2 or higher Tooele Responds Volunteer has a current badge and to print the badges and have record of the training that the volunteer has done, works with the Secretary.

Secretary – Be in charge of keeping all documents and lists of volunteers and their training. Take notes in Council meetings and sending out notes and reminders of meetings and other needs as asked.

Medical Reserve Corps – Work with the Health Department and volunteers for needed health related activities.

VOAD Liaison – Coordinate with the VOAD groups that offer help before, during, and after a disaster. Attend the Region 2 VOAD meetings.

CART – Work with local Veterinarians in sheltering animals displaced during a disaster event and into recovery.

Local Training – Coming soon

FEMA Training – see links