UMCOR ERT Basic Training: April 7, 2018

Missional OutreachDisaster Relief, Training, UMCOR

ERT Training

Early Response Teams Training – Basic

Saturday, April 7, 2018
8:30 a.m. — 4:30 p.m.

Waples UMC
830 W. Main St.
Denison, TX 75020

Cost: $15
Instructors: Mike Walker and Alma Cone

This class will provide you with the Basic information you need about Early Response Teams.

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.

Lunch is provided, and dress is casual.

Registration for Basic Training

MinistrySafe Requirements

A background check and MinistrySafe certification is required for all participants. Once completed, download the “MinistrySafe Verification Form” from this website. For volunteers your background checks must always be kept updated every two years. Check with your local church MinistrySafe and background checks administrator.

MinistrySafe Screening Verification form

Bring this form with you and give it to your instructor. The form must be signed by your church’s ministry safe administrator.

Registration for Basic Training