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American Red Cross Shelter Fundamentals and Management

The New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness (NJOHSP) will sponsor a one-day training program titled, “Shelter Fundamentals and Management.” The program will be delivered by the American Red Cross. 

COST: None, but please preregister as seating is limited.


This Shelter Fundamentals and Management training, normally two courses, will be presented as one integrated six hour instructor-led delivery. The Fundamentals portion is a basic level course that introduces the guidelines and procedures for setting up, running, and closing a shelter during a disaster. Participants will work on case studies of the phases of the Sheltering Cycle: Opening, Organizing, Operating, and Closing. The Shelter Management portion introduces the roles, responsibilities, and tasks of the shelter manager.  


This course is for emergency management, first responders and volunteers who may serve at a disaster emergency shelter.


Spaces are limited and registration is required. For your convenience, an online registration is available at . For questions or registration, please email the point of contact Rich Bryson at or  Michael Urbanski at or call 609-588-2128.