Early Response Team (ERT) Training (C)
Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM

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Cal-Nevada Annual Conference Center Room (C)
1350 Halyard Drive
W. Sacramento, CA 95691

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Sonja Edd-Bennett

So many disaster stricken communities need our help – are you feeling led to get involved? This training may be just what you're looking for. Participants of the Early Response Team (ERT) Training 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.

What is an ERT? 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. Teams may be needed locally, in other parts of the conference, nation, or world. ERTs are not a first-response group of emergency workers, nor are they recovery, rebuild, or repair teams. Under very specific guidelines, ERTs assist survivors, without causing further harm or being a burden to the affected community. ERTs require an invitation to travel to another district, conference, or jurisdiction. All ERT members are trained by authorized UMCOR trainers, and are given identification badges as evidence of successful completion of the basic class.

Registration fee is $35 for morning refreshments, lunch, a basic ERT Manual, and an ERT T-shirt.
Before arriving, please complete an online background check and Safe Sanctuary training, cost for background check and Safe Sanctuary training is $41.  https://www.cnumc.org/backgroundcheckprocedure 

Registration Deadline is February 1, 2019