Cancelled - Early Response Team Recertification Course-Plymouth
Saturday, April 18, 2020 at 8:00 AM to 12:30 PM

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Messiah UMC
17805 County Road 6
Plymouth, MN 55447

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Gary Bochman

The Minnesota Annual Conference will be offering a training course for those interested renewing their existing Early Response Team (ERT) certification. Renewing your certification gives you the credentials to enter disaster torn areas. ERTs from Minnesota respond to various types of disasters such as flooding, tornados, and hurricanes.  You must have completed this recertification training and have a successful background check on file with UMCOR in order to volunteer. 
ERTs fill a specific need in the days soon after a natural disaster. ERTs remove debris, clean out flood-damaged homes, and otherwise help to prevent further property damage while providing a caring Christian presence. ERT volunteers are different from general volunteers because we are trained, have security background checks and are entirely self-sufficient.  The Minnesota ERT trained volunteers have been active since 1997 working disasters in Minnesota and neighboring states within the North Central Jurisdiction and also serving in other states when major disasters have hit. Over the past two years the team has served over 1300 hours and 97 volunteer days in responding to nine deployments in Minnesota and two deployments in Wisconsin.
The course, taught by UMCOR certified instructors, provides the basic skills for you to recertify as a member of the Early Response Team.

Course Outline

  • Review Changes/Updates to ERT Basics Manual
  • Cleaning Out a Flooded Home (UMCOR ERT 200CO Course)
  • Team Leader/Assistant Leader (UMCOR ERT 200TL Course)
Prerequisites to Take ERT Re-Certification:
  • Must be 18 years of age.
  • Must be on the current ERT Roster.
  • Must have a current renewed Safe Gatherings completed.  Since everyone who is recertifying has taken Safe Gatherings in the past Gary Bochman, Disaster Response Coordinator will be sending out a separate email regarding how and when to renew your Safe Gatherings.
  • Must have a current Safe Gatherings certificate. For more information on Safe Gathering click here.

Cost: No fee for re-certification. $34.25 to renew Safe Gatherings Certificate
Deadline: April 05, 2020 12:00 AM
Sponsor: Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, Disaster Response

Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church

122 West Franklin Avenue, Suite 400 Minneapolis, MN 55404

(612) 870-0058