San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Basic Class - 8 hours.
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 prevent further damage, while providing a caring Christian presence. Lunch will be provided at no cost to the attendees by the hosting church.
Advanced Classes - for Recertification. 4 hours total.
This will re-qualify you to serve on your local church or district Early Response Team.
Prerequisite: Basic ERT class. The following 2 modules will be offered. Both must be attended for recertification.
Cleaning Out Flooded Homes (ERT200CO), more commonly referred to as “mucking out”, participants will learn about current best practices and safety procedures for cleaning out, stabilizing and sanitizing water damaged homes. 2 hours
Wildfire (ERT200F), participants will learn how to help homeowners sort through the remains of the burned out property and find what might be salvaged before the slab is scraped clean. 2 hours
All participants must be Ministry Safe compliant in order to serve in this ministry. Proof of this will be required before you will receive an UMCOR badge.
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Center for Missional Outreach
The Center for Missional Outreach is a part of the North Texas Conference of The United Methodist Church.