Early Response Team Training

Early Response Teams (ERT) are self-contained teams who enter a disaster zone at the invitation of local emergency management officials. 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 registered with the Disaster Recovery Ministry of The Florida Annual Conference, and Disaster Recovery coordinates team placement with emergency management to help where it is needed most after a disaster.

The ERT training focuses on types, phases, and levels of a disaster and explains what is meant by early response. Participants learn the importance of spiritual and emotional care, how to tarp, flood clean-up, chainsaw safety, team requirements and much more.

There is no cost for this training and lunch is provided. Participants receive a disaster response manual, t-shirt, and badges identifying them as early responders for The Florida Annual Conference and UMCOR. Click the button below to register.