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Early Reponse Team trainings set

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Two Early Response Team training sessions have been organized for this spring. Be ready to step in when disaster strikes.

Early Response Teams (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.

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.

Early Responders receive eight hours of training to fulfill this important role.

The Basic ERT Training teaches participants 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 require for the basic ERT UMCOR identification badge.

The Disaster Response Team of the Michigan Area continues to set up ERT Training sessions. Here’s what’s on the calendar in spring 2019.

  • April 27, 2019: Williamston UMC from 8:30am to 4:30pm
  • May 18, 2019: Troy Korean UMC from 8:30am to 4:30pm

Please contact Bob McCormick to register or to receive more information: mccor1958@gmail.com or phone 810-357-5617. 

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