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Adventist Community Services Disaster Response conducts training

SIXTEEN participants completed a training on disaster assessment fundamentals facilitated on Sunday by an official of the Adventist Community Services or ACS Disaster Response.

W. Derrick Lea, ACS Disaster Response director, said the training participants are qualified to be disaster assessment workers to help volunteers for non-profit organizations, including the American Red Cross.

Training participants learned how to perform a detailed disaster assessment, describe safety precautions, identify the uses for forms 5730, 5739 and 5739A, accurately compete a “street sheet” form 5739, identify criteria for each damage classification category, and describe and classify damaged dwellings.

Lea emphasized the process of observing, collecting, assessing, processing and recording information regarding homes affected by a disaster.

Participants of the recently concluded training on disaster assessment fundamentals pose with W. Derrick Lea, Adventist Community Service disaster response director, third right, at the Seventh-day Adventist Clinic.  Photo by Junhan B. TodiñoParticipants of the recently concluded training on disaster assessment fundamentals pose with W. Derrick Lea, Adventist Community Service disaster response director, third right, at the Seventh-day Adventist Clinic. Photo by Junhan B. Todiño

After the training, which was held at the Seventh-day Adventist Clinic, Lea assigned participants to villages to conduct disaster assessment at damaged homes.

Through the North American division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, Lea said they will provide vouchers to Saipan residents whose houses were damaged by Typhoon Yutu.

The vouchers can be brought to a local hardware and exchanged for materials and supplies needed to  repair and rebuild a damaged structure, he said.

Lea said the relief assistance will supplement the help provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and other groups to disaster victims.