Early Response Team (ERT) Training help equip individuals and teams to respond in the immediate aftermath of a disaster. The cost for the training is $25 per participant. At the training, participants will receive an ERT Training Manual and upon completing the course will receive an UMCOR ID Badge and a conference ERT T-shirt, and lunch is provided. An UMCOR background checks are required before receiving badges—participants must register at https://app.verifiedvolunteers.com at no cost to participants). Verified Volunteer Good Deed Code: 9x2r4eh.
There must be at least ten (10) participants to schedule an ERT class. Participants can come from other churches within the community/district/conference. The Conference will help promote online and publish a Registration Page.
Host church must provide a classroom-style venue, access to projector and screen (instructor will bring own laptop or thumb drive), and one rectangular table for demonstration purposes. Host church will provide simple working lunch (sandwiches, pizza, tea, lemonade—reimbursable at $7.00/person). Pre-registration is required.
Chainsaw Operator Safety Training: Training requirements: participants must complete and pass ERT training offered in the morning or hold current ERT badge. Cost for chainsaw training only is $12; if taken following the ERT class in the morning $6. The cost includes your textbook and separate Chainsaw ID badge. This chainsaw training includes lectures and hands-on demonstrations. There must be a minimum of six (6) participants for a chainsaw course. Host church must facilitate 1-2 trees (within reasonable distance form training venue) to be fell during hands-on training portion.
To schedule and host an ERT training/chainsaw training, please contact: Luis Morales at firstname.lastname@example.org.