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Early Response & Chainsaw Operator Safety Trainings


Early Response Team (ERT) Training
: Equips 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 included.  You must be 18 years or older to get the UMCOR badge.  An UMCOR background check is required before receiving badges—participants must register at www.tinyurl.com/umcorvv at no cost to participants).  Contact your Lead Instructor if you need the Verified Volunteer Good Deed Code.

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 two 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 or hold a current ERT badge.  Cost for chainsaw training only is $12; if taken following an ERT class is $6.  The cost includes a separate textbook and 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.  Bring your own chainsaw and personal protective equipment.

 

Conference T-Shirts: Additional Conference ERT T-shirts: $15

 

To schedule and host an ERT training/chainsaw training, please contact:  Luis Morales at morhilll@gmail.com.

 

Upcoming ERT Classes & Chainsaw Operator Safety Training

***Pre-registration is required for all trainings.

 

ERT Basic Certification Training & Chainsaw Training - Cairo **CANCELED
Register Here
Saturday, March 21, 2020: 9:00 am (Participants must be present by 8:30 am)
Cairo First UMC (318 S Broad Street | Cairo, GA 39828)
Chainsaw Operators Training will begin at the conclusion of the ERT class. 
Cost is $25 for ERT only.  $31 for both ERT and Chainsaw, or $12 for just chainsaw.  (For chainsaw only, must be ERT ID card holders). Registration fee covers badge, registration, t-shirt and lunch.
For questions, call Susan Hughes, South Central Disaster Response Coordinator, at 229-423-9381 or 229-425-3068.
 
ERT Basic Certification Training - Byron **CANCELED

Saturday, March 21, 2020: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Harvet UMC (3322 US Hwy 41 N, Byron GA 31008)
Cost is $25. Registration fee covers badge, registration, t-shirt and lunch.

For questions, contact Jimmy Saunders (nacomis@gmail.com) or Donna Hays (dhays99@hotmail.com).

 

ERT Basic Certification Training & Chainsaw Training - St. Marys **SEE NOTE BELOW

Basic Certification: Friday, May 15 (6 pm - 9 pm) - Saturday, May 16 (9 am - 12 pm)

Chainsaw Class: 12:30 pm

St. Marys UMC (106 E. Conyers Street, St Marys, Ga. 31558)
Cost is $25 for ERT only.  $31 for both ERT and Chainsaw, or $12 for just chainsaw.  (For chainsaw only, must be ERT ID card holders). Registration fee covers badge, registration, t-shirt and lunch.
For questions, contact Kelly Crane, ​Coastal District Disaster Response Coordinator, at kelcrane@gmail.com or 731-499-0491. 

 

**Please note: If we are unable to have this class in May it will be rescheduled for June 19-20.  

 

ERT Basic Certification Training & Chainsaw Training - Lumber City **RESCHEDULED (was originally scheduled for April 25)

Basic Certification: Friday, June 12 (6 pm - 9 pm) - Saturday, June 13 (9 am - 12 pm)

Chainsaw Class: 12:30 pm​  

Shiloh UMC (2426 S Ga 126, Lumber City Ga. 31549)
Cost is $25 for ERT only.  $31 for both ERT and Chainsaw, or $12 for just chainsaw.  (For chainsaw only, must be ERT ID card holders). Registration fee covers badge, registration, t-shirt and lunch.
For questions, contact Kelly Crane, ​Coastal District Disaster Response Coordinator, at kelcrane@gmail.com or 731-499-0491. 

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