Early Response Teams Training – Recertification
Saturday, April 7, 2018
8:30 a.m. — 12 p.m.
Instructors: Bobby Aga, Alma Cone, Mike Walker and Mike Ridgley
This class will receive re-certification information and an updated badge.
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 class. Dress is casual.
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.
Bring this form with you and give it to your instructor. The form must be signed by your church’s ministry safe administrator.