The 24-hour operations center located Red Cross national headquarters in Washington, DC that serves as the primary point of contact for all Disaster Services activities. During large-scale disasters additional Disaster Operations Centers may be opened closer to the affected area.
A team of trained Red Cross workers sent to the scene of a disaster to provide immediate disaster relief to those affected by disaster and to emergency workers responding to the incident. DAT workers often consist of both paid workers and volunteers.
Lifesaving technique combining rescue breathing and chest compression that keeps oxygenated blood flowing to the brain and other vital organs; useful in emergencies in which someone’s breathing or heartbeat has stopped
A computerized medical device that can check a person’s heart rhythm, recognize a rhythm that requires a shock, and advise the rescuer (through lights, voice prompts and text messages) when a shock is needed.