ERT Training June 15, 2019

This class will provide you with the Basic information you need about Early Response Teams.

Early Response Teams (ERTs) fill a specific need in the 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.

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.

All ERT members are trained by authorized UMCOR trainers, and are given identification badges as evidence of successful completion of the basic class.  

Our training will be held at Evolution UMC, 202 W Hyde Park Ave., St. Joseph, MO 64401, on June 15, 2019. We will begin promptly at 9 a.m. and dismiss at 5 p.m. Your $35 registration will include background check, lunch and materials.  

It is ideal for each church to have ERT trained volunteers who are able to respond to needs across the Conference.

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Registration Fee
Registration Fee ($35)

Your registration includes your background check, box lunch and program materials.

Background Check

You will need to complete a background check prior to attending the event.  If the background check is not completed, you will not receive your ERT badge.  In order to speed up the certification process, please download and complete the background check disclosure and authorization form before your training.   You may scan and email the form to Christa Daro at

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This information will also be included in your confirmation email.

Dietary Requirements/Special Needs/Other Comments.

We will do everything we can to accommidate your dietary restrictions.  However you are encouraged to bring your own meals if you are concerned with our menu choice.  We will have refrigeration available.

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