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Training for Disaster Relief

SBC of Virginia Disaster Relief Training


About Disaster Relief Training


The SBC of Virginia offers training to equip members of SBC of Virginia churches so they are able to respond during times of disaster. Each training offers necessary instruction for volunteers to respond with other Southern Baptists around the world during times of disaster and crisis. The training is practical and allows those, 18 years old and above, to serve with confidence. Because of our partnerships with FEMA, Salvation Army, Red Cross, IMB, NAMB and other SBC State Conventions, we have a credentialing process that allows us to respond to the front lines of a disaster.

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Training events are offered across the Commonwealth; so, if a particular date does not work for you, there is another training within a couple hours drive.

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Featured Resources

The SBC of Virginia Disaster Relief Team has many resources to aid you in being prepared to respond to disasters.

Training Manual
What to Bring

RESOURCES


Structure: Four Tiers of Volunteers in Virginia


Tier One

Untrained volunteers that can respond with their church to needs in their community. Churches are encouraged to develop a response plan to best use their members in an effective and safe manner. Ready Church consults can assist a church in developing a plan. Email disasterrelief@sbcv.org for more details.

Tier Two

Non-credentialed volunteers that have completed online training in safety and basic Disaster Relief. They are able to respond after initial surge of credentialed volunteers and when authorized by State Director. They will be integrated into disaster relief teams with credentialed volunteers and leaders. They will be limited to specific tasks.

Tier Three

Volunteers that have completed the Introduction to Disaster Relief, unit-specific trainings and are fully credentialed. These are Yellow Shirts.

Tier Three

Tier Three Volunteers that have International Disaster Relief training.


Cost


$40

Full Disaster Relief Credentialing
Saturday | 9:00am – 4:00pm


INCLUDES:

Training Materials | Lunch | DR Cap | DR T-Shirt | DR Identification Card
Criminal Background Screening (Required for DR Service)

 

$25

Disaster Relief Re-credentialing
Saturday | 9:00am – 4:00pm


INCLUDES:

Training Materials | Lunch | DR Identification Card | DR Background Screening


Online Training Is A Required Pre-Requisite!*


“Introduction to Disaster Relief” Online Training

You are required to complete a portion of the DR training online! “Introduction to Disaster Relief” needs to be completed prior to attending our in-class portion of training. There are 10 sessions (each no longer than 20 minutes). After completing your online sessions, you will attend a Saturday session (8:30 AM – 4:30 PM). The classroom sessions will focus on unit training. There will be three classes to choose from, and you can attend one (minimum), two or all three. The classes are; Chainsaw Operator (classroom only), Feeding Unit or Spiritual Care Provider. Each class will last about 2 hours. There will be one session before lunch and two after. During lunch there will be a short class on damage assessment. If you choose to attend just one class, after lunch you will be free to go.

Please bring your online course proof of completion to the training event (the certificate can be printed upon completion).

Register for Online Training

*Online training will be available in February.


Upcoming Training Events


SATURDAY, MARCH 16

Central-West & Southside

Liberty University School of Aeronautics
939 Airport Rd, Lynchburg, Va.

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SAT., MARCH 30

Southeast

Smith Memorial Baptist Church
6515 Richmond Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23188

REGISTER

SAT., APRIL 13

Central

Swift Creek Baptist Church
7511 N Spring Run Rd, Midlothian, VA 23112

REGISTER

SAT., APRIL 27

Valley

North Roanoke Baptist Church
6402 Peters Creek Rd, Roanoke, VA 24019

REGISTER

SAT., MAY 4

North

Centreville Baptist Church
15100 Lee Hwy, Centreville, VA 20120

REGISTER

SAT., SEPTEMBER 7

Southeast

Exact training location to be determined.

SAT., OCTOBER 5

Southwest

Exact training location to be determined.

SAT., OCTOBER 12

Central

Exact training location to be determined.

SAT., OCTOBER 26

Eastern Shore

Exact training location to be determined.


Training Schedule


8:30am | Registration

9:00am | Welcome and the Disaster Relief Process

9:30am | Session One

  • Chainsaw Operator
  • Feeding Unit
  • Spiritual Care Provider

11:30am | Lunch

  • Damage Assessment

12:30pm | Session Two

  • Chainsaw Operator
  • Feeding Unit
  • Spiritual Care Provider

2:30pm | Session Three

  • Chainsaw Operator
  • Feeding Unit
  • Spiritual Care Provider

4:30pm | Dismissed


Contact Our Team


Contact Us About Disaster Relief Training

 

MARK GAUTHIER
State Missions Strategist; Director of Disaster Relief and Virginia Global Response

CONTACT MARK


 

MINDY MCCORD
Administrative Assistant to the Missions Mobilization Team

CONTACT MINDY

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