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Early Response Team (ERT) Training

April 20 @ 8:45 am 5:00 pm

A conference-wide opportunity to become certified (or recertified) in disaster response.

Learn the best practices for being part of a disaster Early Response Team (ERT). ERTs provide a caring Christian presence in the aftermath of a disaster. In this training, you will learn how to assist survivors of natural disasters, offering both helping hands and hope to those in need. You will learn about the stages of disaster, safety procedures for on-site work, and early response techniques, including tarping, debris removal, cleaning out flooded homes, and more. Upon successful completion of the training and after fulfilling a background check, you will be eligible to apply for a 3-year ERT badge. Applicants must be 18 years or older.

Click here to register. The $20.00 registration fee (in the form of a check made out to “Simsbury UMC – VIM” or cash) will be collected on April 20th at the training.

For further information, please feel free to contact Cassandra Broadus-Garcia, Simsbury (CT) UMC Disaster Response Advocate, at disaster-response@sumct.org.