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GRC Emergency Response Training Program 2017

Compulsory basic training for all delegates

All delegates on our roster are required to successfully complete the online training WORC and Stay Safe – Personal Security before being deployed on an international mission with the German Red Cross (GRC).

I. World of Red Cross and Red Crescent (WORC)

The WORC curriculum introduces to the fundamental elements of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent (RCRC) Movement. It is made up of several modules covering subjects such as history, structure, principles, emblem, accountability and codes of conduct of the RCRC Movement, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) as well as the role of National Societies.

(16 - 20 hours)

 II. Stay Safe – Personal Security

This course is intended for all Federation and RCRC National Society personnel, including volunteers. The aim of the course is to provide basic security preparation for those personnel travelling or being deployed to the field.

(4 hours)

These and many more courses are provided through the Red Cross Red Crescent Learning Platform (https://ifrc.csod.com).

 III. First Aid in the Field – Safety and Security (FAF)

This 2 ½ days training covers safety and security issues relevant in international deployments and prepares prospective delegates for their mission. Participants will learn how to act and react best in difficult and stressful situations in insecure environments, and get familiar with standard safety devices and tools, including information technology and telecommunication equipment. The course is held in English.

The FAF training is only offered together with the IMPACT, ERU Health or ERU WatSan M15 training and cannot be applied for separately!

For more information and questions regarding training content, please contact:

Joachim Jaeger
E-mail: JaegerJ(at)drk.de 

Introductory training for personnel in international cooperations

IMPACT – International Mobilization and Preparation for ACTion

IMPACT is a seven day training course facilitated by experienced trainers from the ICRC, IFRC, and GRC. The course is designed to provide additional training to participants and will prepare future Red Cross delegates for a mission with the RCRC Movement by taking an in-depth look at the roles of the ICRC, the Federation, and National Societies in times of disaster and conflict. The course also covers practical subjects such as dealing with stress, security, and cross cultural awareness. The course is held in English.

Training dates:

  • IMPACT  (Ref-Nr.: 2017-IMPACT-001)

    Date: 06 - 14/05/2017 (incl. FAF)
    Location: Berlin
    Requirements: WORC and Stay Safe – Personal Security
    Application Deadline: 28/02/2017

  • IMPACT  (Ref-Nr.: 2017-IMPACT-002)

    Date: 14 - 22/10/2017 (incl. FAF)
    Location: Berlin
    Requirements: WORC and Stay Safe – Personal Security
    Application Deadline: 30/06/2017

  • Training application:

    Application via DRK HRnet only!

    Applicants from other National Societies please contact RosenhauerS(at)drk.de!

    For more information and questions regarding training content, please contact:

    Sandy Rosenhauer
    E-mail: RosenhauerS(at)drk.de

Training opportunities for emergency response delegates

Emergency Response Unit (ERU)

ERUs are part of the global IFRC disaster response system and have been an important component in international relief operations for over 20 years. They are standardised packages of trained personnel and modules of equipment, ready to be deployed at short notice for use in any part of the world. GRC provides different ERUs in the sectors of Health and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH).

In ERU training seminars, participants will learn about the RCRC Movement, its response tools and the basics of disaster management. They will develop the theoretical and practical skills essential in emergency response as well as the required health and WASH specific knowledge. All ERU training seminars are held in English. 

Rapid Deployment Mechanism (RDM)

The ICRC RDM was created as a way to bring additional capacity for rapid response to emergencies if needed. If the RDM is activated, GRC can support the response with personnel and equipment. The associated security training is targeted at experienced emergency response delegates and serves as an expanded training on security and risk management for ICRC contexts. The course is held in English.

Training dates:

  • ICRC Rapid Deployment Security Training  (Ref-Nr.: 2017-RDST)

    Date: 18 - 20/04/2017
    Location: Berlin
    Requirements: Mission experience + ERU Health / ERU WatSan M15 Training
    Application Deadline: 31/01/2017

  • Basic Training - Highly Infectious Diseases  (Ref-Nr.: 2017-HID-001)

    Date: 05 - 10/05/2017
    Location: Feldkirchen (Bavaria)
    Requirements: ERU Health / ERU WatSan M15
    Application Deadline: 31/01/2017

  • ERU Health  (Ref-Nr.: 2017-ERU-Health)

    Date: 29/09 - 08/10/2017 (incl. FAF)
    Location: Berlin
    Requirements: Medical qualification/profession; WORC and Stay Safe – Personal Security
    Application Deadline: 30/06/2017

  • ERU WatSan M15  (Ref-Nr.: 2017-ERU-WatSan)

    Date: 29/09 - 08/10/2017 (incl. FAF)
    Location: Berlin
    Requirements: Basic Training - Water Treatment or equivalent; WORC and Stay Safe – Personal Security
    Application Deadline: 30/06/2017

  • ERU MSM20  (Ref-Nr.: 2017-ERU-MSM20)

    Date: 03 - 10/11/2017
    Location: Berlin
    Requirements: ERU Health / ERU WatSan M15
    Application Deadline: 31/08/2017

  • Basic Training - Highly Infectious Diseases  (Ref-Nr.: 2017-HID-002)

    Date: 27/10 – 01/11/2017
    Location: Feldkirchen (Bavaria)
    Requirements: ERU Health / ERU WatSan M15
    Application Deadline: 31/08/2017

Open to GRC applicants only:

Basic Training - Water Treatment / TWA Grundlehrgang  (Ref-Nr.: 2017-TWA-001)

Date: 05 - 12/05/2017
Location: Hennef (Nordrhein-Westfalen)
Requirements: Technical knowledge / profession
Application Deadline: 31/03/2017

Training application:

Application via DRK HRnet only!

Applicants from other National Societies please contact GeierB(at)drk.de via your National Headquarters/DM focal point!

For more information on the different training opportunities, please contact:
Beate Geier-Bruecken
E-mail: GeierB(at)drk.de

For questions relating to DRK HRnet, please contact:
DRK HRnet Support
E-mail: drkhrnet(at)drk.de

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