Institute provides training to more than 200

The Northern California Coastal Region’s recent Disaster Institute provided critical Red Cross training to approximately 225 people. The annual institute was held once again this year at Saint Mary’s College in Moraga; it took place June 7-10.

John Ruiz, NCCR’s Regional Disaster Officer, says tickets (commuter or overnight) to the institute were snapped up in the first four hours after they were offered.

In all, Red Crossers participated in 60 classes or workshops during this year’s institute.

For more photos, please go to this Red Cross Flickr album.


Patsy Gasca, Disaster Program Manager for the Central Coast Chapter, was one of the Red Crossers staffing the registration table.


HT Linke, Senior Officer for Field Communication Support, taught a class on Disaster Public Affairs.