Transportation

1.     Transportation to and from the disaster site is the responsibility of the volunteer. However, in most instances, the call-out coordinator or off-site director will coordinate car-pooling or secure van/bus
      transportation.

 

2.     Car-pool when practical to reduce expenses and number of vehicles on-site.

 

3.     Air travel is sometimes possible but may pose a problem getting you to the site. Make your own arrangements. Volunteers at the unit may not be able to bring you on location.

 

4.     Obtain a map of the area, mark the location of the mobile feeding unit, and keep it in your car.

 

5.     Secure vehicle ID for SBC disaster relief from state convention or at the SBC disaster relief registration center on-site. Display prominently on car windshield when approaching, while on-site and
      when leaving the disaster area.

 

6.     Fill your gas tank, check oil, etc. as near the mobile unit site as practical. If your vehicle is used for official business, fill the tank when out on a run or have it filled when refueling is done at the unit.

 

7.     Vehicle registration, proof of insurance and insurance coverage information is required for each vehicle. On occasion, disaster volunteers’ vehicles have been ticketed, towed or damaged.

 

8.     Keep vehicle information (license number, car registration number, make, model and year) on your person, in case of theft or towing.

 

9.     Park your car in the designated area only. Usually, security personnel will designate a safe area out of the way of relief operations.

 

10.  Do not block another vehicle or park at loading or tow-away zones, emergency or fire lanes, fire hydrants, yellow curbs or Red Cross delivery areas.

 

11.  While away from the feeding unit or other team without your car, leave a set of keys with the on-site or unit director in case it must be moved.

 

12.  Lock your vehicle when you are not there. Conceal its contents. What you think is not worth taking may be a temptation to someone who has lost everything.

 

13.  Observe safe driving precautions. People who can see you may think that you can see them. Watch out for debris, holes, people and animals, especially when backing your car.

 

      14. Drive home safely!  Arrive home safe!  We’ll need you next time.