Early Disaster Response Training | Saturday, March 2, 2019
When: March 2, 2019 Registration 8:30am; Training begins 9am-5pm
Where: St. Paul’s UMC; Oakland, MD
Leading the Class-Revs Dan & Sue Lowther, Conference Disaster Relief Coords.
Mission: The mission of an early response team is to provide a caring Christian presence in the aftermath of disaster. The team is neither a first response group of emergency works nor a recovery, rebuild or repair team. Rather, it fills a specific need in the early days after a disaster to establish the presence of the church. It is important to understand that ERTs are trained primarily to respond within their own community. To travel to another district, conference or jurisdiction requires an invitation from that area’s ERT coordinator. All ERTs are trained by authorized UMCOR trainers and given badges by their own conferences. We encourage all ERTs to wear bright green t-shirts as a means of recognition.
Logistics: This class takes an average of 6-8 hours in order to complete, not including meals or breaks Suggested attendance is between 12-35 persons While there is no upper age limit, all participants need to be in good physical health No one under the age of 18 should serve on an ERT Training is most effective when hands-on opportunities can be made readily available.
• Who? What? When? Why? • Covenant Agreement • Equipping a team • Team safety • Safe Sanctuaries Policies • What exactly does an ERT do? • Instructions for tasks • Team building activities • Forms • Test your knowledge…
For your registration form or more information, contact:
Rev. Dan Lowther or Rev. Sue Lowther,
WV. Conference Disaster Relief Coordinators