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Contact: Kimberly Evans
555 Wright Way
Carson City, Nevada 89511
Office: (775) 684-4554
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - July 7, 1999
NEWS FROM: Division of Emergency Management 99-135

Emergency Management Offers Volunteer Resources Class

Free continuing education class available to local emergency management personnel

A two-day course in developing volunteer resources for emergency responders and other professionals is being offered by the Division of Emergency Management in Carson City July 20-21. A FEMA-certified instructor will teach attendees how to improve participants' abilities to work with a broad range of issues in the management of volunteers.

Issues to be covered include: identification of tasks provided by organized groups that require volunteer services, skill definition and specification of qualifications, publicity and recruitment, skill development and maintenance and motivation strategy that promotes continued involvement and quality performance.

The course will be held in Carson City from 8:30am to 5:00pm, July 20-21 at the Nevada National Guard at 2525 South Carson Street. There is no charge. Local emergency management personnel who need to enhance and improve their skills in developing and managing volunteers are invited to attend. To enroll, call Debbie Bunch, Training Officer-Division of Emergency Management, at 775-687-7362.

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