Disaster - Home Fire Campaign Team Member - Southwest Chapter

Disaster - Home Fire Campaign Team Member - Southwest Chapter

Save lives and prevent injury by being a member of the Home Fire Campaign team. Specific roles could vary, including being a member of Home Visit teams to install smoke alarms and educate residents,conduct neighborhood canvassing, facilitate planning events, and more according to local program needs and structure.

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Blue Earth County,Brown County,Cottonwood County,Faribault County,Jackson County,Lincoln County,Lyon County,Martin County,McLeod County,Murray County,Nicollet County,Nobles County,Pipestone County,Redwood County,Renville County,Rock County,Sibley County,Southwest Minnesota Chapter,Watonwan County,Yellow Medicine County

Key Responsibilities

The Preparedness Division provides appropriate preparedness programming within a community to assist community members to prepare for home fires and other disasters.

This position is responsible for the tasks involved to implement the preparedness program including:
1. Support the annual preparedness goals, RDO objectives, and regional/chapter plan for preparedness programming through participation in meetings, projects, and local preparedness activities;
2. Execute assigned projects and local preparedness activities according to the activities you are trained in: Home Fire Campaign;
3. Serve clients and/or support Red Cross team members in providing residents with free smoke alarm installations and fire safety education; and 4. Complete tasks such as implementing preparedness activities, meeting with partners to build relationships, conducting inventory, and procuring or receiving necessary preparedness supplies.


Works closely with all other Home Fire Campaign team members to ensure team goals are achieved.

Development Opportunities

Advancement within the disaster workforce, mentoring opportunities, develop technical expertise in preparedness programming, develop leadership skills, build skills through training provided.


1) Ability to relate effectively with diverse groups and individuals;
2) Excellent interpersonal, and verbal communication skills;
3) Demonstrated ability to read, understand, and review program guidelines and tools


1. Disaster Cycle Services: An Overview (Required)
2. Everyone's Welcome (Required)
3. Red Cross Volunteer Orientation
Complete all relevant online/in-person training and review all relevant preparedness program materials that are posted on The Exchange.

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