2024 Midland Division EDS Summit
Emergency Disaster Preparedness & Response Training for Volunteers
March 12 - 16, 2024  ·  Salvation Army Camp Mihaska

This event is being offered for the benefit of Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) volunteers from Tuesday, March 12th to Saturday, March 16th at our Camp Mihaska located in Bourbon, Missouri.

Volunteers will be offered a variety of workshops and courses to increase their level of knowledge and preparedness for disaster response and recovery operations. Individuals may chose to participate in one or all four days of training and is open to those who are brand new disaster response volunteers, experienced EDS responders, or those associated with Salvation Army Service Extension Units and other partner disaster response agencies/organizations. EDS volunteers from other divisions across The Salvation Army Central Territory are also invited to register and participate. Lodging and meals are offered at the venue.

Tuesday, March 12
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Advance Course is THREE Days (Tuesday - Thursday). Prerequisites: IS 100, IS 200, IS 700, IS 800 AND Salvation Army - Incident Command System (SA-200). Receive approval from you Divisional EDS Director prior to enrollment for additional information.
Thursday, March 14
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
AUXCOMM stands for Auxiliary Communications, it is considered a Primary Emergency Communications used by qualified amateur radio operators. This three-day course meets one of the criteria for as Certified SATERN Radio Operator.
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
This WORKSHOP provides insight to volunteers to be better aware of signs to which individuals might become enslaved in human trafficking.
Narcan®, is a medicine that can help people who are overdosing on an opioid. During disasters, the additional stress and lack of access to Narcan may cause problems for those using opioids. This WORKSHOP will provide you with the knowledge to respond.
This course delivers consistent food safety training to volunteers. This ensures the same food safety principles are delivered each and every time either on a canteen or a fixed kitchen site. Re-certification is required every three years.
This workshop is a scaled down version of the American Red Cross (ARC) Damage Assessment Course. Learn how the ARC conducts these assessments and the criteria to assign damage categories.
Friday, March 15
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
This two-day course attempts to prepare ESC Chaplains for their unique role in the fundamental principles of Suicide Prevention. REFER to "The Summit Catalog" for information & prerequisites.
The Disaster Food Service & Canteen Operations course is the starting point for any disaster worker who wishes to be a part of mass feeding operations.
The course will examine the role of disaster social services within a disaster operation, including its position within the Incident Command System (ICS) and connections with other disaster relief providers in the larger sequence of service delivery.
Participants in this course will take away a general understanding to The Salvation Army Incident Command System (ICS) and how it is used .
Saturday, March 16
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Limited to a total of 24 Participants (12 Participants/Section). This is a "Blended Course" - a combination of prior On-line work and Hands-on training. Registration PRIOR to February 15th.
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
This is the Second Day /Part 2 of the Understanding Suicide Course. You MUST be registered for the previous day's session. In order to receive certification for this course you must attend both days.
This course provides an overview of the Liaison Officer's role as a representative of The Salvation Army working with non-government agencies, and state and federal disaster partners.
This course will look at how service delivery – from food service to disaster social services to bulk distribution -- is set-up, managed, coordinated, and demobilized through the Operations section.
***First Time Offered*** This course examines the responsibility of faith organizations in preparing their members and facilities for an emergency and how to effectively develop a disaster response plan.
1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Limited to a total of 24 Participants (12 Participants/Section) This is a "Blended Course" - a combination of prior On-line work and Hands-on training. Registration PRIOR to February 15th.
Salvation Army Camp Mihaska, 1466 Highway N, Bourbon, MO 65441
Location: Salvation Army Camp Mihaska, 1466 Highway N, Bourbon, MO 65441
Questions? ... More Information Needed?

If you have any questions, require help and/or need more information please contact:

Marty Rueter - Midland Division EDS Director  Email: Martin.Rueter@usc.salvationarmy.org  Phone: 314-646-3255

Sebastian De Los Santos - Midland Division Deputy EDS Director   Email: Sebastian.Delossantos@usc.salvationarmy.org  Phone: 314-646-3097