Early Response & Chainsaw Operator Safety Trainings

Early Response Team (ERT) Training helps 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. Lunch is provided. An UMCOR background check is required before receiving a badge. Information for submitting background checks will be sent to participants. 


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  certification training and/or chainsaw operators course, please contact Luis Morales at morhilll@gmail.com.


Upcoming ERT Classes & Chainsaw Operator Safety Training:

ERT Basic & Advanced Trainings
Isle of Hope UMC, 412 Parkersburg Rd, Savannah, GA 31406

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ERT Basic Certification Training 

Operators Training at the conclusion of the ERT class.

Saturday, October 26, 2019: 8 a.m. 


ERT-200: Team Leader/Assistant Team Leader (good for recertification if current ERTs)

Saturday, October 26, 2019: 8 a.m. - 10 a.m.


ERT-200: Site Assessment (good for recertification if current ERTs)

Saturday, October 26, 2019: 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

ERT Basic Certification Training 
Saturday, December 7, 2019: 8 a.m.
Chainsaw Operators Training at the conclusion of the ERT class. 
Waynesboro UMC: Di-Lane Plantation,  4121 Herndon Rd, Waynesboro, GA 30830

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