February 12, 2019

Early Response Team Training (DRTF) @Ontario

March 2, 2019 - 08:00 AM / 05:00 PM


Ontario First UMC

This course will equip volunteers to minister in early response conditions, stabilizing damage to homes and being a caring presence for survivors.

Registration Cost: $40. Registration cost includes light lunch, manuals and background check.

Registration Deadline: Registration and payment are due by Friday March 1, 2019.

Additional Materials: Participants owning a laptop or WiFi-enabled tablet are encouraged to bring one, in order to efficiently process paperwork related to certification.

About the Class:  Early Response Teams (ERTs) to fill specific needs in the early days after a disaster, such as cleaning out flood-damaged homes, removing debris, placing tarps on homes and otherwise helping to prevent further damage, while providing a caring Christian presence. To be eligible for an ERT team, participants must take the 8 hour Basic Class ERT. After completion, participants will receive an ERT identification card which is valid for three years. A Renewal Class of 4 hours is required every 3 years. A background check (conducted through UMCOR’s Verified Volunteers program) is required in order to receive an ERT identification card and participate on a team.

The course is designed and timed to facilitate work teams going to Saipan.

For questions, please contact Judy Lewis, Cal-Pac UMVIM/Disaster Response Coordinator, at or (909) 731-8248.