EDS Online Course

Salvation Army to Offer Free Online EDS Training Course

SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND - The Salvation Army is introducing a new online disaster preparedness course. The Army has recently created an online version of its introductory course, Introduction to Emergency Disaster Services, for those interested in becoming a Salvation Army volunteer when a disaster strikes.

The intro course is a prerequisite for advanced disaster training classes, as well as becoming a volunteer for the Army to serve in either Connecticut or Rhode Island during a disaster.

This course offers a basic understanding of how The Salvation Army responds to disasters at both the local and national level. Topics include the different phases of disaster response, how you can respond in your community, and how to care for yourself and others in a crisis. This introductory class provides participants with an overview of the Army's mission and its role within disaster work. The course also covers teaching volunteers how to prepare and equip themselves for a disaster deployment with The Salvation Army.

This training will become available once the necessary number of registrants signup. The training is self-paced and your progress will be saved if you need to step away from the training program. You will have 90 minutes to complete the final exam once you begin and will need to score at least 75 percent on the exam in order to receive your certificate of completion. Your certificate will be available to you immediately.

There is no cost for this class.

To get started and register, you'll need to complete our brief Emergency Disaster Services Volunteer Form, by clicking here. Mention under Additional Information that you would be interested in taking the online introductory course.

For more information, email Sal Cretella, Emergency Disaster Services Director for Connecticut and Rhode Island, at Sal.Cretella@use.salvationarmy.org.