volunteering for the red cross DAT?

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PREMEDWOAHS

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does voluneteering for the redcross DAT (disaster action team) look okay or is it pointless?
 

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Don't do it if your just trying to jump through hoops to have something "cool" to put on your application. Its alot of work, and listing it alone isn't even to seriosly impress any schools.

Look into being a health and saftey instructor! Better schedual...

The red cross is awsome, almost all of my volunteering was through them, and i really feel like i got something out of it.

Don't be one of thoes stuipid pre-meds who screws the red cross over by helping just enough to say u helped so u can list it on your app.
 

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wasn't planning on screwing them over. i took cpr/aed certification so i could be an assistant trainer for a HS football team, and i talked to the instructor and it sounded like an interesting and fun thing to invest time into. (instructing or dat)
 

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not where i am. just certification in cpr, aed, and first aid
 

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U need EMT-B to be on DAT

At least in my chapter

Although I'm not quite as up-to-date as I could be (despite being on a committee that helps decide these things...haha), I believe that the current rule is that there must be at least one EMT-B on the team, although first-responder is required for all volunteers of DAT. Although it could vary from state-to-state as well.
 

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I see no point in them being EMT's in our area. We don't utilize them for anything more during the emergent phase of a crisis than moving boxes of supplies and manning the roach coach.

After that they get assigned by emergency management to help find housing for displaced families and maybe go around and help tally up the damage.

Sadly my suggestion of using them as human canaries was rejected- give them a lit road flare and send them into an area you want to make sure is safe. If they don't blow up, pass out, get shot or assaulted it is probably safe to send in the real rescue personnel. :laugh:
 

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wasn't planning on screwing them over. i took cpr/aed certification so i could be an assistant trainer for a HS football team, and i talked to the instructor and it sounded like an interesting and fun thing to invest time into. (instructing or dat)

You need to be certified to use an AED? I thought anyone can use them since they are found in all airports?
 

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You need to be certified to use an AED? I thought anyone can use them since they are found in all airports?
You don't need to be certified to use an AED. In fact, you don't need to be certified to do CPR.
 
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