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Masters of Disaster Alumni Speaker Series with Jen Hardin

Who: Jen Hardin, Director of Enterprise Risk Management, International Relief and Development/Blumont and DRLA Alumna

DRLA Alumna Jen Hardin works as Director of Enterprise Risk Management for International Relief and Development (IRD)/Blumont, responsible for supporting 17 tactical security teams within 9 countries in the Middle East, Africa, and South America. Her duties include: conducting field site security risk assessments, developing and delivering training curricula to 1,800+ field and HQ staff on enterprise risk and security management, and analyzing the likelihood and impact of organizational threats in order to advise senior leadership on mitigative actions. Due to operating in conflict and active combat zones, much of Ms. Hardin's focus is on safety and security planning for  personnel and guard force staffing, travel and transport, hardline perimeter and facility enhancement, compound access point systems, as well as contingency planning for crisis-level incidents. Ms. Hardin is a NAEMT Tactical Casualty Combat Care medic, IAEM Associate Emergency Manager and Hostile Environment Anti-Terrorism (HEAT) certified security professional.


Watch Now: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZl3_0Equ-w&feature=youtu.be

American Red Cross Training: Disaster Services Overview for DRLA and TSSW Students

Volunteers carry out 90% of the humanitarian work of the Red Cross. Are you interested in becoming an American Red Cross Volunteer?


This training is the first in the Disaster Cycle Services (DCS) course curriculum. It provides an overview of how DCS fulfills the Red Cross mission and describes the whole cycle process of helping individuals, families and communities to prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters. The course also reviews the role of community and government partners and describes opportunities for volunteers in Disaster Cycle Services.
The American Red Cross relies on volunteers to the help prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies. Volunteers make up over 90 percent of the Disaster workforce and make it possible to respond to nearly 70,000 disasters every year, most of them home and apartment fires. Disaster volunteers also provide preparedness services and information before disaster strikes and assist those who have experienced a disaster with their recovery.