Disaster Response Training: LERT (VC)
8:30am - 5:00pm
DISASTER RESPONSE TRAINING
Woodbury Lutheran-Valley Creek Campus is hosting a disaster-response training program for all churches and individuals interested in disaster preparedness and response. All individuals and churches that wish to prepare to provide effective disaster response are welcome to this event.
In the chaos of disaster, it’s important to stay focused on the task at hand. This training will help you focus on the most important thing to remember as you prepare for or respond to a disaster in your community or beyond — MERCY! As Christians, Christ’s mercy is the basis for everything we say and do in disaster response!
This 7-hour training event will also equip you to be an effective volunteer and to prepare yourself for disaster both at home and in distant locations. The training will be facilitated by a certified disaster response trainer for the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod Disaster Response organization. Participants will receive a certificate of participation, a workbook, volunteer credentials and a safety vest.
Training units include the following:
- Christian Care in Times of Disaster
- A Ministry of Presence
- The Lutheran Emergency Response Team Program (modeled after certification programs designed by FEMA for workers in federally-secured disaster areas)
- Introduction to Disaster Response
- At the Work Site
• Debris Clean Up
• Tarp and Patch
• Flood and Mud Clean Up
We are also offering a short hands-only, hands-on CPR training for all interested participants, provided free by the City of Woodbury, immediately following the LERT training. This fun, easy-to-learn training offers an additional level of safety for those who may desire to join disaster teams.
Morning coffee, lunch and a short afternoon break will be provided to all registrants. We are sorry we cannot accommodate special dietary requirements and ask that you bring your own food if you have dietary needs such as gluten-free or vegetarian.
Later this fall, Woodbury Lutheran will facilitate a seven-day, short-term mission trip to the Corpus Christi area, where work continues to bring help to those ravaged by Hurricane Harvey last summer. Team members do not have to be members of Woodbury Lutheran or the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod to participate. Priority will be given to people who complete this day-long training. This is a great opportunity to join an established team under experienced leaders, and to put your new-found knowledge to work!
Details on our Corpus Christi disaster ministry opportunities will be made available at the training.
For more information please contact Vicki Strong at 651-730-5049.