Disaster Relief (DR) State Fall Training will be held Sat., Oct. 4 at Oklahoma City, Grace Place, 9300 South Anderson Rd.
Something new for returning volunteers this year is the addition of a First Aid class, which will be in the morning from 9:15 until noon.
An Asset Protection class also has been added. This is for DR trained individuals who are also CLEET certified and have been in law enforcement. This group will provide security to our DR units when they are deployed in Oklahoma or when other states have their DR units in Oklahoma. Those interested may contact the Disaster Relief office at 405/942-3000, ext. 4336.
Skid steer training (9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.)is returning. This training is divided into two parts. The morning session is devoted to classroom instruction with the afternoon session dedicated to actually driving two skid steers. This class has been very well received. Attendance for both sessions is required to receive credit for this class.
Any DR volunteer whose badge has expired or is near expiration must come to be recertified for another three years and listen to the DR Orientation by Sam Porter. His presentation will include some national Disaster Relief changes and some current updates.
New volunteers are required to attend the Introductions, Safety Presentation and Introduction to Southern Baptist Disaster Relief, and either Feeding Unit or Child Care Training. After completing the required training, new volunteers may attend one of the training sessions offered from 2-4 p.m. New volunteers planning to serve in Feeding are asked to attend the Big Feeding Unit Orientation.
Other advanced training sessions include: 9:30-10:30—Damage Assessment, open to those already trained in Chainsaw and Debris Removal; 9:30-10:30—Big Feeding Unit Equipment Orientation, for those trained in Food Preparation; 10:30-11 a.m.—Big Feeding Unit Orientation, for those trained in Maintenance; 9:30-11 a.m.—Spontaneous Unsolicited Volunteer (SUV) Training, for anyone already trained in DR; 2-4 p.m.—Rapid Response Assessment Team Training, for those already trained in Damage Assessment; 2-4 p.m.—Initial Contact Person (ICP) Training, open to those trained in Chainsaw, Debris Removal and Damage Assessment; 2-4 p.m.—Spontaneous Unsolicited Volunteer (SUV) Training, for anyone already trained in DR
Pre-registration is available this year. Go to www.bgco/DRTraining and select “DR Training Registration” to register.