September 20, 2017

Early Response Team – Basic Training 2017 (Simi Valley)

October 28, 2017 - 08:00 AM / 05:00 PM


Simi Valley United Methodist Church

$40 for manual, badge, lite lunch and snacks

Need to complete Safe Gatherings (link should be on the registration page already)

Recommended teranus and flu shots for working on a team. Hep Aand B also valuable.

Trainers: Ken Ellis

The Mission of an Early Response Team (ERT) is to provide a caring Christian presence in the aftermath of a disaster.

The team is not a “first response” group; nor is it a recovery, rebuild or repair team. It is assigned various tasks; usually relating to safety, mitigation of further damage to property, and cleanup tasks to assist the homeowner in preparation for rebuild. Always being the Caring Presence!

Specially trained “United Methodist Volunteers in Mission” (UMVIM) fulfill that task. ERT Certification requires successful completion of the Basic ERT course AND completion of the Safe Gatherings process. (We work with vulnerable individuals.) Both ERT and Safe Gatherings are valid for three years.

ERT Classes are taught by UMCOR certified instructors. The class is a FULL day – includes class time, team building, and hands on experiences to hone your skills. Your work clothing is the uniform of the day. Join this group of trained individuals extending the hands and feet of Christ to those in need.

For questions, contact Ken Ellis (