Early Response Team (ERT) Training
Early Response Teams (ERT) are self-contained teams who enter a disaster zone at the invitation of local emergency management officials. ERTs offer a Christian presence and are trained to provide various types of physical, emotional and spiritual assistance to disaster survivors. ERTs are registered with the Disaster Recovery Ministry of the Florida Conference and Disaster Recovery coordinates team placement to get help where it is needed most after a disaster. ERT training focuses on types, phases and levels of a disaster and explains what is meant by early response. Participants are trained by UMCOR-certified trainers and receive a badge identifying them with UMCOR and the Florida Conference. Participants must be 18 or older and pass a background check. Space is limited to 25 people and registration is required. Go to https://floridarestores.com/training-schedule to register.
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The Florida Conference of The United Methodist Church
450 Martin L King Jr Ave
Lakeland, FL 33815
(863) 688-5563 or toll free (800) 282-8011