Disaster Services Training Courses

During a disaster, The Salvation Army relies upon trained disaster workers to coordinate emergency relief operations and deliver fast, efficient services to disaster survivors.  The current program includes more than 25 recognized courses. Some of the courses included within The Salvation Army’s disaster training curriculum have been developed by The Salvation Army and others through partner organizations.

Required Courses
Every disaster worker is required to being their disaster training career by taking the following courses:

  • Introduction to The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services (covers the basic of being a Salvation Army disaster worker).
  • The Salvation Army “Safe from Harm” (educates workers regarding the prevention of abuse or accidental injury).

Suggested Courses

  • Medic First Aid BasicPlus (First Aid, CPR, and AED) is strongly encouraged because you never know who might need emergency help at a disaster site.

Elective Courses
There are a variety of courses catered to the interest of a disaster worker. Some workers may be interested in food service while others may be more drawn to Emotional and Spiritual Care. The chart below outlines suggested courses based on areas of interest.


Upcoming Courses

Disaster Food Service & Canteen Operations
Saturday, March 19, 2016
8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The Salvation Army Stillwater
1101 S. Lowry, Stillwater, OK
Phone: 405-372-1554

Disaster Food Service & Canteen Operations
Saturday, April 2, 2016
8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

ServSafe Food Handler 
Friday, April 1, 2016
8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
The Salvation Army Lawton
1306 S.W. “E” Avenue, Lawton, OK 73501
Phone: 580-355-1802

ServSafe Food Handler
Saturday, April 16, 2016
8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
The Salvation Army Tulsa Center of Hope
102 N. Denver, Tulsa, OK
Phone: 918-582-7201

Disaster Food Service & Canteen Operations
Saturday, May 7, 2016
8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The Salvation Army Altus
1100 Park Lane, Altus, OK 73521
Phone: 580-482-8577

Please visit disaster.salvationarmyusa.org to register. Contact Kenny Kelly at kenny.kelly@uss.salvationarmy.org or the Salvation Army where the course is being given with any questions .

Unless specified otherwise, all courses will take place at The Salvation Army Chesapeake Energy Center of Hope, 1001 N. Pennsylvania, Oklahoma City, OK 73107.