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Early Response Team Training

Early Response Team Training
Saturday, June 15, 2019 at 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM

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FL Annual Conference of the UMC
450 Martin L King Junior Ave.
Lakeland, 33815

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Pam Garrison

Early Response Teams (ERT) are self-contained teams who enter a disaster zone at the invitation of local emergency management officials. ERT's offer a Christian presence and are trained to provide various types of physical, emotional and spiritual assistance to disaster survivors. ERT's are registered with the Disaster Recovery Ministry of The Florida Annual Conference, and Disaster Recovery coordinates team placement with emergency management to help where it is needed most after a disaster. The ERT training focuses on types, phases and levels of a disaster and explains what is meant by early response. Participants learn the importance of spiritual and emotional care, how to tarp, flood clean-up, chainsaw safety, team requirements and much more. There is no cost for this training and lunch is provided. Participants receive a disaster response manual, t-shirt and badges identifying them as early responders for The Florida Annual Conference and UMCOR. Location: First UMC Ft. Pierce - Ft. Pierce 616 Orange Ave Fort Pierce, FL 34950 Participants must be 18 or older! All registrants must use full legal name as it appears on driver's license or other legal ID

Donate here to the Florida Conference Hurricane Irma Fund to help churches and the neighborhoods that surround them. Volunteer to bring yourself or a team to help with the recovery.