Disaster Action Team On-call Responder

Disaster Action Team On-call Responder

Works as part of an assigned on-call team to respond to local disasters within two hours.

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Adams County,Asotin County,Benewah County,Benton County,Bonner County,Boundary County,Chelan County,Clallam County,Columbia County,Douglas County,Ferry County,Franklin County,Garfield County,Grant County,Grays Harbor County,Island County ,Jefferson County,King County,Kitsap County,Kittitas County,Kootenai County,Lewis County,Lincoln County,Mason County,Okanogan County,Pend Oreille County ,Pierce County,San Juan County ,Shoshone County,Skagit County ,Snohomish County,Spokane County,Stevens County,Thurston County ,Walla Walla County,Whatcom County,Whitman County,Yakima County

Key Responsibilities

  • Works as part of an assigned team to respond to local disasters within two hours.
  • Delivers immediate direct client assistance in accordance with Red Cross standards and procedures.
  • Works with on-scene lead to assess whether additional resources/support are required and communicates those needs to DAT Leadership.
  • Attends regularly scheduled team/DAT meetings as required by Chapter/Region.
  • Commits to being available during assigned shifts and communicate scheduling conflicts with DAT Leadership.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned by DAT Leadership.


DAT On-Call Responder refer to:

DCS: (Chapter acronym AND County location)  Disaster Action Team (DAT) Trainee *

Note: after hours and business hours positions for SPSO and KING chapter



See the Disaster Responder Training Requirements document for current training requirements.

Development Opportunities

DAT Service Associate, DAT Supervisor, DAT Manager, DAT Coordinator, DAT Duty Officer, Recovery Caseworker, Mass Care related positions




  • Demonstrated commitment to mission of the American Red Cross
  • Remains current with all required training
  • Able to respond reliably when on call
  • Able to follow Red Cross DAT and other related standards and procedures
  • Ability to learn and use Red Cross systems, including RC Respond and online interfaces
  • Ability to work in challenging and stressful conditions such as poor air quality, uneven ground, adverse weather, etc.
  • Must have a valid driver's license and/or a timely, reliable way to get to the scene
  • Ability to take direction from steady state and operational leadership.
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills

 Ability to:

  • Stand for two-hour periods
  • Sit for two-hour periods
  • Walk on uneven terrain
  • Walk for two miles during a shift
  • Work in extreme heat and/or humidity
  • Work in extreme cold
  • Spend hours writing
  • Speak clearly on the phone and in person
  • Climb two or more flights of stairs
  • Drive in daytime and at night

Time Commitment

All of our on-call positions require volunteers to commit to regular schedule in which they commit to respond if needed. These schedules can range from 1-3 day to 1 week on a rotating schedule.

This critical volunteer position will require a twelve month commitment.

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