Archive for February, 2010

Yina’s Ride along

February 25, 2010
By Yina_Ma
Yina’s  Ride along

I went to the ride-along shift on Wednesday, the staffs accepted me so warmly. Putting all my stuffs on the empty table, I just looked around the surroundings and the sheets they supplied there. And I got my new boots from them, it was larger than my size. It made me feel professional.   My instructor is Katti,...
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Notes from last weeks class

February 25, 2010
By Maya_Sariahmed

On another note, I wanted to just post the notes I had presented last week about relating women’s justice to climate change, and issues of war that the IHL handles. To start, in response to George, to frame: George’s post on Early Warning Initiatives: “I am also interested in hearing about the RC’s future plans for disaster...
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Nigel’s Ride Along

February 25, 2010
By Nigel_Snoad

I had a pretty fun evening on Sunday with Tareek (and yes Arabic speakers, that’s how he spells it). We had two fires and a trip to Newark airport. As you might imagine Sunday night shifts aren’t exactly fully populated, so most of the evening it was just Tareek and I in the Van. It...
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MAYA’S RIDE ALONG

February 24, 2010
By Maya_Sariahmed

Today was my ride along day, I took an afternoon/evening shift that overlapped with Yina, who is FUNNY! we had a great time in our downtime.  And I packed a sandwich and snacks upon Kelly’s suggestion and was pleased that I did so. So when I walked in, a man named Mauricio handed me a...
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George’s response to disaster volunteer training course (10/20/10)

February 21, 2010
By George_Bixby

This past Saturday I and a few others from our class took part in the Red Cross disaster volunteer training. It is a 8 hour training course held at the Red Cross Headquarters on 49th Street. I would estimate there were about 150 volunteers training that day. The training consisted of a few presentations,...
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Ride-a-long experience and from the reserve course

February 21, 2010
By Rhiannon_Fox

I met some great people and had an interesting time on the ride-a-long. Because I want to do it again and I did not get a chance to go out on a call I am going to sign up for at least another one. somethings I noticed… 1. the ‘lower band’ of paid staff do not...
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The WORC online course

February 21, 2010
By Rhiannon_Fox

So although this course was very long I found it very interesting and useful. But I think as a few of us have found there are some things that could be worked out and simplified to better fit with the course taker. Some things I realized: 1. Some of the ‘end of chapter quiz’s’ told me...
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Motel RCRC

February 20, 2010
By Kelly_Nichols
Motel RCRC

First big idea is to open a Motel RCRC in NYC. This gives a reliable place for the ARCGNY to put people up in the event of a disaster or vacate. It will have a certain percentage of rooms available to everyday tourists and out of towners. The hotel bills of these people will...
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Yina’s map

February 19, 2010
By Yina_Ma
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Kelly’s ride along report

February 19, 2010
By Kelly_Nichols

Here’s a link to my write up of the 9am-5pm responder shift on 2/18/10. LINK
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