Early Response Team (ERT) Training Sept. 16, 2017

This is an UMCOR certified training for DIsaster Response ministries of Volunteers in Mission. Non-United Methodist participants are welcome but will not be badged or deployed through the UMCOR-UMVIM ministry network. Clearances are required from UMs on the day of the training - badges will not be issued for participants until they are received.  Early Response Team trainings will be offered from 9am - 5pm at the following locations:

  • Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017 at West Washington UMC in Washington, PA 

Doors open and registration starts at 8:30am. There are reasonable accomodations for those who may prefer to come to the area on Friday evening. If you have problems registering online, please call the United Methodist Center at 1-800-886-3382 and ask for Jane for assistance. 

  • Class attendees will receive an updated ERT Manual and T - Shirt. 
  • Successful completion will result in participants being badged for a three year certification and supplied with the information that will give badged ERT participants the information to deal with situations in local communities as a result of natural disasters.
  • All participants are required to have verification from the local church that they have completed Safe Sanctuary Training and have received necessary Background checks. 
  • Upon registration of the class the registrants will receive the necessary form for certification.
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T-shirts will be given to United Methodist-participants. 

*Safe Sanctuaries Requirement

Do you have PA State Police and Child Abuse Clearances?


In order to be badged, you will need to compelete both of the following background check processes online. We prefer that this be completed prior to the day of training as clearances turned in after the training will delay the badging process. 

First, complete State Police Criminal Background check 

Second, complete PA Child Abuse Clearances.  


You will need to provide confirmation of that to the Trainers using one of the following methods:

1) Have your Pastor or Lay Leader sign the following Background Verification Form and bring it with you to the Training.

2) Bring copies of the State Police and Child Abuse Clearances with you to the Training. 

Conference Relationship
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Western Pennsylvania Conference ($20)
A UM Conference other than Western Pennsylvania ($20)
Not Affiliated with the United Methodist Church ($20)
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