The very first annual PNW Early Response Team Spring Training event will be on April 28-30, 2017 at Lazy F. Contact Kathy Bryson at


By Kathy Bryson

Be a part of the disaster response community and help those in need. The PNWUMC Volunteers in Mission team is hosting the First Annual Early Response Team “Spring Training” April 28-30, 2017 at the Lazy F Camp & Retreat Center near Ellensburg, Wash. Have fun in a beautiful setting, learn new skills and meet the ERT community. UMCOR trained and experienced instructors will teach the ERT Basic for first time participants, Refresher and Advanced ERT classes for those currently in the program.

Beginning Friday evening, the Spring Training team will offer a full schedule of weekend classes. Current ERT badge holders and those interested in refreshing their ERT badge will enjoy rotating through classes including Wildfire Relief, Spiritual and Emotional Care, Safety Officer Training, plus a “Muck Out Deep Dive”. A two hour CPR training was recently added to the course offerings. Chainsaw Training is also available to qualified participants. The Basic ERT Training will be held all day Saturday for those new to the program and include the Friday night and Sunday classes. The trainings wrap up by Sunday noon.

You can’t beat the price! $45 per person and includes the ERT Basic, Refresher or Advanced classes, two nights accommodations in a Lazy F bunkhouse, all meals Saturday plus Sunday breakfast and class training materials. Registration closes April 21. Anyone 18 years or older is welcome to attend.


To register, please contact Kathy Bryson at or call (509)539-2978.



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