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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 & Chainsaw Training

July 18-19 at Central UMC in Fitzgerald

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The ERT Basic Certification course is Friday, July 17 (6 pm - 9 pm) - Saturday, July 18 (8 am - 11:30 am) with the Chainsaw training beginning immediately following from 12:00 noon - 5:00 pm.

 

Cost: $25 for ERT class, badge, registration, t-shirt and lunch. Chainsaw training is an additional $6.00 (must be an ERT badge holder). 

 

Location: Central United Methodist Church - 201 W. Central Ave | Fitzgerald, GA 31750

 

For questions, contact Kelly Crane, Coastal District Disaster Response Coordinator, at kelcrane@gmail.com or 731-499-0491. 

 

ERT Basic Certification & Chainsaw Training

July 25 at Cairo First UMC

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The ERT Basic Certification course is Saturday, July 25 beginning at 8:00 am with the Chainsaw training beginning immediately following from 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm.

 

Cost: $25 for ERT class, badge, registration, t-shirt and lunch. Chainsaw training is an additional $6.00 (must be an ERT badge holder). 

 

Location: Cairo First United Methodist Church - 318 S. Broad St. | Cairo, GA

 

For questions or to register, call Susan Hughes at 229-423-9381 or 229-425-3068.

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