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Red Cross offers free volunteer training

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In the wake of recent disasters like the Las Vegas shooting and Hurricane Maria, the Red Cross of Montana held a free volunteer training workshop at Rocky Mountain College today.

The course teaches volunteers how to manage their resources during a natural disaster. The class prepared attendees on what to do during life threatening situations and how properly to assist others in need. Participants also learn what duties to perform when running a shelter and other valuable skills like proper communication, life saving techniques and providing emotional support.

Volunteer Clint Bump is two months into his training with the Red Cross and he hopes to finish up soon so he can go out and start helping people.

"Last week, the lady and I in there, we went up to Fort Belknap and set up a shelter," Bump said. "I've been through disasters myself. I know what it's like so I wanted to give them my services."

During the wake of Montana's recent wildfires, the Red Cross opened 18 shelters across the state that gives evacuees a safe place to stay in additional to food and other services. It was all made possible with the help from Red Cross volunteers.

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