American Red Cross of Northeastern NY to hold training | Health
The American Red Cross of Northeastern New York will hold Regional Institute For Emergency Services Training.
The ARCNENY will hold its first Regional Institute for Emergency Training (RIFEST) from Friday, Jan. 20 to Sunday, Jan. 22. The training will be held at the ARCNENY office at 33 Everett Road in Albany.
The training will include daytime and evening classes. This is the first time ARCNENY has offered the training to the entire region, which includes people in four chapters located in Albany, Glens Falls, Plattsburgh and Poughkeepsie. The 17 counties served include: Albany, Clinton, Columbia, Dutchess, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Greene, Hamilton, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Ulster, Warren and Washington Counties.
Since Jan. 1 ARCNENY Disaster Action team volunteers have responded to 21 fires and helped 113 people.
According to ARCNENY Emergency Services Director Tim Bachman, “The purpose of RIFEST is to offer as much training to our volunteers as possible in the most concise period of time. Our goal is to increase our volunteer response capacity and to be appropriately prepared to respond to the disasters we face in our region.”
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