An Early Response Team (ERT) is a self-contained team that enters a disaster area by invitation. ERT’s provide emergency repairs and/or assistance to help people be safe, sanitary and secure until insurance and other help are available.
United Methodist ERT’s offer a Christian presence and are trained to provide various types of physical, emotional and spiritual assistance to disaster survivors. ERT’s are taught the types, phases and levels of disaster as well as the unique role and purpose of “early response”. Training also includes team leadership, team needs and equipment, spiritual and emotional care, faith-based disaster response, chainsaw safety, how to tarp roofs safely and how we coordinate with UMVIM (United Methodist Volunteers in Mission) and UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief).
This two-day training focuses on helping individuals develop the skills needed to serve on an Early Response Team.
To serve on an Early Response Team a background check must be completed by TNUMC. A link to complete the background check will be sent to you by e-mail 2 weeks prior to the class.
Friday, September 16 & Saturday, September 17, 2016
Early check-in begins at 4:30PM, dinner starts at 5:30PM and training starts at 6:30PM. Training will be over by 4PM on Saturday.
$50 per person registration fee includes: Lodging, Meals (dinner Friday, breakfast, lunch and a snack Saturday), T-shirt, Credentials (Badge), Background check, Manual and Training.
REGISTRATION EXTENDED TO TUESDAY, September 6, 2016!