This ERT team is out in Garland helping victims of the December 26, 2015, North Texas tornadoes. Team leader is Gary Hale.
Early Response Teams (ERTs) fill a specific need in the early days after a disaster to clean out flood-damaged homes, remove debris, place tarps on homes, and otherwise help to prevent further damage, while providing a caring Christian presence.
ERTs are not a first-response group of emergency workers, nor are they recovery, rebuild, or repair teams. Under very specific guidelines, ERTs assist survivors, without causing further harm or being a burden to the affected community.
All ERT members are trained by authorized UMCOR trainers, and are given identification badges as evidence of successful completion of the basic class.
A background check is required for all participants.
Basic Class: Exisiting Background Check – Use this registration if you have a current background check (within the last 3 years) on file at your church and can bring a copy of it with you.
Basic Class: Need a Background Check – Use this registration if you need a new background check. This will be done during the class.