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Mi Hyeon Lee
District Superintendent
Mi Hyeon Lee

Kyle Dryer
Administrative Assistant
Kyle Dryer

(573) 441-8878
3601 Amron Court
Columbia, Missouri 65202


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Online Early Response Team Training for Disaster Relief

posted on December 22


THIS CLASS IS FULL. PLEASE INDICATE YOUR INTEREST IN FUTURE TRAININGS BY SIGNING UP FOR OUR WAIT LIST USING THIS LINK.

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.

Attendance is required at all four classes in order to receive an UMCOR ERT Badge. A week before the class, registrants must complete a background check initiated by UMCOR. You will receive more information on this after you register. Once the background check is complete, registrants will receive a link to the training and instructions to obtain class materials.

Required Class Sessions:

  • Friday, February 4 - 6-8 p.m.

  • Saturday, February 5 - 9-11 a.m.

  • Friday, February 11 - 6-8 p.m.

  • Saturday, February 12 - 9-11 a.m.

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.

It is ideal for each church to have ERT trained volunteers who are able to respond to needs across the Conference. Under the UMCOR system, early responders cannot help unless they are trained.
 
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