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Early Response Team (ERT) Training

October 21, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

As The United Methodist Church, we primarily serve those within of our local communities, but when the unimaginable happens, we serve however and wherever we can.

Participants of this Early Response Team (ERT) training will learn the basics of disaster response, including how to stabilize and secure homes safely, and how to work effectively with survivors and others on the response team. This standardized class is required for the basic ERT UMCOR identification badge.

Certification requires attendance at an ERT class, a background check and a safe sanctuaries certification. Certified individuals may make themselves available and can be called upon in local disaster settings as well the formal ERT setting.

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Lunch and materials will be provided.

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We are sharing this Oregon-Idaho training opportunity because of its proximity to some PNW churches. For questions specific to our conference, please contact PNW Disaster Response and ERT Coordinators:

What is an ERT?

Early Response Teams (ERTs) fill a specific need in the early days after a disaster to clean out flood-damaged homes, remove debris, place tarps on homes, and otherwise help to prevent further damage, while providing a caring Christian presence.

ERTs are NOT a first-response group of emergency workers, nor are they recovery, rebuild, or repair teams.

ERTs must be certified to work outside their home conference and this training is one of the certification requirements.





October 21, 2017
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Portland First UMC
1838 SW Jefferson St.
Portland, OR 97201 United States
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