Shelter 101/201 Training

DE BEST Mission Statement

To serve the state of Delaware by establishing, implementing, and sustaining volunteers to strengthen DSAMH initiatives, improve community resilience and support appropriate mental health response to disaster.


Shelter 101/201 Training

This course introduces volunteers to the role and responsibilities of Public Health in Emergency Preparedness and Response Shelters. The training will provide an overview of the following:

  • Delaware Division of Public Health’s roles and responsibilities for Emergency Preparedness and Response including the; State Health Operations Center (SHOC), Modular Medical Expansion System, and Points of Dispensing (POD) System.
  • Division of Public Health Medical operations in shelters
    • Role of public health in shelter operations
    • Type of care to be provided in a general population shelter
    • Concept and the purpose of shelter levels
    • Concept of the Alternate Care Site
    • Shelter emergency kits – review Inventory list of Shelter and Nurse bag
    • Brief scenario of Disaster Health Services Protocol
    • Triage Training – Simple Triage And Rapid Treatment (START)

Presenters Tim Cooper and Dr. Hong. Training is REQUIRED for ALL who wish to volunteer in a shelter.

Contact DMRC if you would like additional information.



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