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Basic ERT Training @ Newbury Park, CA – Jan 2024 (Disaster Response)

january, 2024

20jan8:00 AM5:00 PMBasic ERT Training @ Newbury Park, CA - Jan 2024 (Disaster Response)8:00 AM - 5:00 PM PST

Event Details

Date: Saturday, January 20, 2024 (8 AM – 5 PM PST)

Location: St Matthew’s UMC of Newbury Park (1360 S Wendy Dr, Newbury Park CA 91320-5532)


Cost: $20 for registration + additional expense is required for background check, to be initiated after class completion.

  • T-shirts: $20 each (to be delivered at the ERT Training)

Register by: Saturday, January 13, 2024


Attendance is required at the entire session to complete certification. Class size will be maxed at 25.


An Early Response Team (ERT) fills a specific need in the early days after a disaster to establish the caring presence of the church and to provide hope for the survivors.

  • This team is not a first response group of emergency workers or a recovery rebuild or repair team. While there are specific tasks assigned to early response teams, no task is more important than the people they serve.

Certification requires successful completion of the Basic ERT 8-hour course AND completion of the background check process. (We work with vulnerable individuals.) Certification is valid for three years.

The course is being organized by the Conference’s Disaster Response Task Force (DRTF), which operates through the Justice & Compassion EMT. ERT Classes are taught by UMCOR certified instructors. Coffee, snacks, and lunch will be provided. Look for more opportunities and classes on our web page at



For more information about this course, contact the DRTF Chair Karl Ports at or 619.823.8424.