Introduction to Disaster Relief
This course gives a general overview of the work and ministry of Southern Baptist Disaster Relief. It is required for all volunteers every 3 years, including those recredentialing.
Feeding / Safe Food
*Our most popular and often most needed call out following a disaster.
In this course learn about feeding operations to ensure the safe storage, handling, preparation, and distribution of food to disaster victims and workers. Nothing in the manual is to be construed as overriding state and local laws and regulations, nor are the guidelines designed to replace appropriate procedures currently being used in state disaster relief training.
Chainsaw Safety and Roof Tarping
Chainsaw Safety provides a brief overview of the safe operation of a chain saw team. As with any equipment, the operator should seek to gain as much knowledge and skill as possible about operating a chain saw. Operating a saw at home is much different than around a team of people. Safety is critical for the safe operation of all involved.
Tarping a roof after a disaster helps prevent further damage to the home, so rebuilding may begin. Safety procedures and processes are taught to protect volunteers and property.
*A future course will be offered for chainsaw usage. Please watch emails for announcements.
This course teaches safety and work procedures in home clean-up after a flood/hurricane.
*Previous recovery (chainsaw/flood recovery) experience required.
Damage assessors visit homes effected by disasters and make first contact with the homeowner(s). They make notes about the needs of the location, minister to the families, assess damage, complete the property owners request for assistance assessment form, and report back their findings.
*Two-day training, beginning on Friday at 1:00 pm. You must hold a current DR badge to attend.
Chaplains provide spiritual care to those affected by a disaster which includes, but not limited to, survivors, family members, and our own volunteers.
*Having amateur or “ham” radio experience is beneficial but not required.
When cell phone towers and phone lines are down, we still need the ability to communicate during a response. Taking this course will teach you some basic skills and how to use the communications tools of Disaster Relief.
Temporary Emergency Childcare
Parents need to assess their homes after a disaster and need a safe place to leave their child(ren) while they tend to cleanup efforts. It is a ministry where children and parents are shown the love of Jesus at a time when care and attention are vital needs in their lives.
*A deeper level background check will be required to receive childcare credentials.
Evangelism in Crisis
Learn how to minister to the people you meet on responses with your presence, prayer, and conversation.
Learn about the need for filtered water, ways to purify water, different types of water filters for use when responding to disasters whether domestic or international.
Learn the foundational skills for Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
The First Aid training will provide skills for providing basic care for open wounds, broken limbs, head injuries, etc.