Red Cross needs helpers
AS the North begins to rebuild after Cyclone Yasi and f l oods, Red Cross is calling for people to train as emergency services volunteers.
Red Cross will run comp r e h e n s i v e , o n e - d a y t r a i n i n g s e s s i o n s i n Townsville over the next few weeks to train people to help in a disaster.
Queensland Emergency S e r v i c e s m a n a g e r Carolyn Parsons said providing support duri n g e mer g e n c i e s a n d managi n g e v a c u a t i o n centres were two of the most important services provided by Red Cross during emergencies.
‘‘ We know from recent experience that emergencies require the expertise, skills and resources of government and nongovernment emergency management agencies including Red Cross to support local communities in preparing, responding and recovering from an emergency event,’’ he said.
For information phone 1 8 0 0 7 3 3 1 1 1 o r e ma i l qldemergencyvolunteers @ redcross. org. au.