The purpose of the Disaster and Safety Awareness Training Program (DASAT) is to provide FCRV members with knowledge and training to cope with a variety of disasters on widespread or personal levels. Although all answers cannot be provided, this training will offer approaches to preparation, prevention and response to such events.
Information can be presented in a variety of ways, through formal presentations at campouts, articles published in state/provincial and national newsletters, and, when necessary, through mass emails, websites, or social media.
In all areas, it is essential that information provided be accurate, proven and accepted by persons of expertise in the field. In days of free and sometimes questionable information disseminated on the internet and elsewhere, caution must be taken to avoid spreading “fad” ideas that may be ineffective or even harmful.