Early Response Team Training (ERT)
Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM

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Los Altos UMC - Creekside Center
655 Magdalena Ave.
Los Altos, CA 94024

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Leslie Carmichael

The Mission of an Early Response Team (ERT) is to provide a caring Christian presence in the aftermath of a disaster.

The team is not a “first response” group, nor is it a recovery, rebuild, or repair team. It is assigned various tasks, usually relating to safety, mitigation of further damage to property, and cleanup tasks to assist the homeowner in preparation for rebuild. Always being the Caring Presence!

ERT Certification requires successful completion of the Basic ERT course AND completion of the Safe Gatherings process. (We work with vulnerable individuals.) Both ERT and Safe Gatherings are valid for three years. ERT Classes are taught by UMCOR certified instructors. The class is a FULL day – includes class time, team building, and hands-on experiences to hone skills. Your work clothing is the uniform of the day. Join this group of trained individuals extending the hands and feet of Christ to those in need.

The $20 cost for the Early Response Team training includes: training manual, ID badge, T-shirt, lunch, and morning snacks. There is an additional $41 cost (to be paid online at safe gatherings) for a mandatory online background check and Safe Sanctuary training, which must be completed in advance at www.safegatherings.com

Instructors: Leslie Carmichael and Bob Lee

  • $20 per person for ERT class.
  • $41 for Safe Gatherings online background check and Safe Sanctuaries Training (to be paid on Safe Gatherings website)