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Disaster Relief Training Opportunities

Disaster Relief Training Classes Disaster Relief Training Opportunities

Introduction to Disaster Relief Classes

Introduction to Disaster Relief Recertification Classes

Specialized Training Classes

Regional Training Dates

Chaplaincy Classes

Online Disaster Relief Training

Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) Training

Other Training

Training Class Descriptions

Tennessee DR Training Facts:

All volunteers must be 18 years old to serve.
All volunteers must be a member of a cooperating Tennessee Southern Baptist church.
We ask that you please take specialized classroom training after you have taken the prerequisite course of “Introduction to Southern Baptist Disaster Relief.”
Disaster Relief credentials and the yellow hat/visor will be given after “Introduction to Southern Baptist Disaster Relief” and specialized classes have been taken.

Costs: Costs: Because of new directives from Homeland Security, FEMA and other national agencies related to the training and screening of volunteer disaster relief workers, we have begun a cost recovery plan. The cost of a new 3 year (ID badge) credential is $36.00 (for newly trained volunteers or those that had credentials that expire in 2015). The new badge will expire in three years (2018), effective January 1, 2015.

This fee will cover not only the cost of the ID and background check but also the cost of any of the basic training courses a volunteer wants to take (except for First Aid classes and other specialized classes such as ServSafe, etc.). There will also be a new hat and a special Disaster Relief members pin given to those involved.

If you have had Introduction to Disaster Relief and / or any specialized classes, and your class certification has expired or will expire this year, please take the opportunity and get re-certified, so that you may be able to serve when a disaster occurs. 

Introduction to Disaster Relief: (Need to recertify every 3 years, regardless of activation.) PLEASE PRE-REGISTER FOR ALL CLASSES TO HELP US WITH EITHER CLASSROOM MATERIALS AND/OR MEAL COUNTS.
 
April 11, 2015, Cumberland Plateau Baptist Association, 291 Sparta Highway, Crossville. To pre-register, contact the Cumberland Plateau Baptist Association at (931) 484-1858. For cost, see above.
• 8:00 AM-9:00 AM:
Registration
• 9:00 AM-12:00 PM:
Introduction to Disaster Relief

April 17, 2015 – Missions Mobilization Center, 6434 John Hagar Road, Mt. Juliet. To pre-register, contact Elizabeth Holmes at eholmes@tnbaptist.org or (615) 371-7926, preferably by email. For cost, see above.
• 5:30 PM-6:00 PM:
Registration
• 6:00 PM-9:00 PM: Introduction to Disaster Relief
 
May 15, 2015 – First Baptist Church, 2085 Simpson Road, E., Lenoir City. To pre-register, contact Elizabeth Holmes at
eholmes@tnbaptist.org or (615) 371-7926, preferably by email. For cost, see above.
• 5:30 PM-6:00 PM:
Registration
• 6:00 PM-9:00 PM: Introduction to Disaster Relief

 

RECERTIFICATION - Introduction to Disaster Relief: (for recertification only – MUST BE AN EXISTING VOLUNTEER) PLEASE PRE-REGISTER FOR ALL CLASSES TO HELP US WITH EITHER CLASSROOM MATERIALS AND/OR MEAL COUNTS

April 18, 2015, Missions Mobilization Center, 6434 John Hagar Road, Mt. Juliet.  To pre-register, contact Elizabeth Holmes at eholmes@tnbaptist.org or (615) 371-7926, preferably by e-mail.  For cost, see above.
• 12:00 PM- 1:00 PM:
Registration
• 1:00 PM-2:00 PM:
Recertification - Introduction to Disaster Relief

May 16, 2015, First Baptist Church, 2085 Simpson Road, E., Lenoir City. 
To pre-register, contact Elizabeth Holmes at eholmes@tnbaptist.org or (615) 371-7926, preferably by e-mail.  For cost, see above.
• 12:00 PM- 1:00 PM:
Registration
• 1:00 PM-2:00 PM:
Recertification - Introduction to Disaster Relief

 

Specialized Classes: PLEASE PRE-REGISTER FOR ALL CLASSES TO HELP US WITH EITHER CLASSROOM MATERIALS AND/OR MEAL COUNTS. 

April 11, 2015, Cumberland Plateau Baptist Association, 291 Sparta Highway, Crossville. To pre-register, contact the Cumberland Plateau Baptist Association at (931) 484-1858. For cost, see above.
• 12:00 PM-1:00 PM:
Registration
• 1:00 PM-2:30 PM: Chainsaw Operation & Safety (classroom)
 
 

Regional Training: PLEASE PRE-REGISTER FOR ALL CLASSES TO HELP US WITH EITHER CLASSROOM MATERIALS AND/OR MEAL COUNTS.

To pre-register for any of the regional training events, contact Elizabeth Holmes at eholmes@tnbaptist.org or (615) 371-7926, preferably by e-mail.

April 17-18, 2015 – Middle TN Regional
Missions Mobilization Center, 6434 John Hagar Road, Mt. Juliet SCHEDULE
 
May 15-16, 2015 – East TN Regional
First Baptist Church, 2085 Simpson Road, E., Lenoir City (Details coming soon)

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Chaplaincy Class: PLEASE PRE-REGISTER FOR ALL CLASSES TO HELP US WITH EITHER CLASSROOM MATERIALS AND/OR MEAL COUNTS.

To pre-register for any of these events, contact Elizabeth Holmes at eholmes@tnbaptist.org or (615) 371-7926, preferably by e-mail.
 
April 17-18, 2015 – Missions Mobilization Center, 6434 John Hagar Road, Mt. Juliet
May 15-16, 2015 – First Baptist Church, 2085 Simpson Road, E., Lenoir City
 
Friday • 6 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Saturday • 8 a.m. until ... finished
(about 2:30 p.m.)
Breakfast and lunch will be provided on Saturday and there will be breaks.

 

SEVEN PREREQUISITES AT THE BOTTOM of this section!
This training is a refresher for those who are already DR Chaplains and will be the introductory course for those who would like to become one.  Remember you must have taken Introduction to Disaster Relief -  the basic course - in order to take this course. You must also have a letter of recommendation from your pastor.

You will need to have downloaded the DR Chaplaincy Manual.
You are responsible for printing your own personal copy and for having READ THIS MANUAL before the training.  

REMEMBER THERE ARE PREREQUISTES:

  1. You have taken the Introduction to Disaster Relief in the last three years
  2. You have downloaded and read the new introduction to DR Chaplaincy manual, revised in 2007, Southern Baptist Disaster Relief Chaplain Training Manual
  3. You have registered; pay for your lunch at the door. (Plus credentialing fee, if applicable)
  4. You are among the first 40 people who register.
  5. You have a letter of recommendation from your pastor. MUST BE RECEIVED BEFORE THE TRAINING.
  6. See “Tennessee DR Training Facts” above.
  7. See “Costs” above.

Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) Training

No dates are scheduled at this time.

 

Other Training:

Independent Study National Response Framework Courses (recommended, not required)
IS-100.b - Introduction to Incident Command System, ICS-100
IS-200.b - ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents
IS-700.a - National Incident Management System, An Introduction

(If you choose to take these classes, we would like for you to send the Disaster Relief office a copy of your completion certification.


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