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Does Your Emergency Action Plan Include Volunteers?

Does Your Emergency Action Plan Include Volunteers?

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Does Your Emergency Action Plan Include Volunteers?

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  1. Does Your Emergency Action Plan Include Volunteers? The ABC’s of training your volunteers on how to handle emergency situations Jessica Deering Butterfly House Jessica.deering@mobot.org

  2. Determining What Training Type to use Number of volunteers Topic(s) to be covered Experience/knowledge of trainer Time

  3. Control of content Repeatable Timing Future reference material Easiest Presentations: Pros

  4. Presentations: Cons • Can be boring • Limited interaction • No hands on • No check of comprehension

  5. Tips Have visuals: pictures, items to pass around, video Prepare good hand-outs Pause for questions Give breaks to move around and stretch

  6. Hands on Interactive Instant feed back View points Scenarios: Pros

  7. Scenarios: Cons • Participation • Topics not fully covered • Hard to re-do • Timing • Difficult to take notes

  8. Tips • Have ice breaker activities to get group “warmed-up” • Divide into groups • Add humor • Make hand-outs for future reference

  9. Controlled content Pace individualized Repeat uses Flexible scheduling Can include a quiz Computer Training: Pros

  10. Computer Training: Cons • Not personal • Technical issues • Not interactive • Cost • Need equipment

  11. Tips • Seek assistance • Make the information concise and relevant • Address questions • Provide training on program • Get feed back from trainees

  12. Doing is learning Expectations are clear “Think on your feet” training Very interactive Simulations: Pros

  13. Simulations: Cons • Space/time constraints • Potentially disruptive • Harder to develop • May be stressful

  14. Tips • Ask for assistance from outside group(s) • Test on staff first • Start slowly with a small group • Pick easiest situation

  15. Outside Sources For Help Insurance Companies: Worker’s Compensation, Health, & Liability Fire and Police Departments Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) County Health Department The American Red Cross Crime Victim Advocacy Center (identify theft) Local colleges/universities