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DR Spring Training - Bennington, VT (March 16-17, 2018)


This training is for ALL those interested in serving in Disaster Relief. Open to non-SBC members as well. Fri. Registration opens at 5p. Courses are 5:30-8:30p Sat. 8a Registration opens. Registration from 8a -10a; Courses are 9a - 4p. Lunch provided. FRIDAY: The "SB DR Basic" and "Faith in Disaster Relief" entry level courses will be offered ONLY on Friday evening from 5:30 - 8:30p. (This is what allows for "Yellow Hat" badging- includes background checking). These two courses will be taught only on Friday evening. Specialty courses being taught (Attendees can only do ONE specialty course within the day or 2 Modules of training): (1) Chainsaw Recovery Modules 1 & 2 (2) Assessment Modules 1 & 2 (3) Flood Recovery Modules 1 & 2 (4) Feeding Module 1 (online only - students can take this training by online video and have it certified at the "live" training) (5) Feeding Module 2 only at Maine Spring Training (3) Shower Laundry (TBD) MISC NOTES: • Chain saw Trainees must bring safety glasses, leather work gloves, hiking style boots or shoes and insurance card. You will also be required to fill out a Volunteer indemnity form. • Basic Training: Cost is $16.00 for SBC and SBC affiliated Volunteers. This will cover a mandatory background check and a picture badge. This is done through this website under your volunteer profile. • Lunch Will Be provided. We are asking for an $8.00 donation that will go towards supporting SBC DR. (Room- Grace’s Cafeteria 1st Floor) • Registration / Sign-In is needed for everyone Pre-Register at this website. • All Guests are welcome to the Trainings • There are many needs in a disaster. How can you help? Come and find out!
North Eastern Baptist College, Bennington, VT
Start Date/Time:
March 16, 2018, 5 p.m.
End Date/Time:
March 17, 2018, 4 p.m.
Max Students:
Breakout Sessions:
Sharing Faith in DR - Friday evening around 7p  
Time requirement is 1.5 hour of instruction. This is a required course for all volunteers. The course covers what the faith element in Disaster Relief means, becoming a Christian, how to have a gospel conversation, share your personal story and share the gospel in the context of working with disaster survivors and responders. Volunteers can opt out if they can provide proof of having training in their church, school or ministry.
Chainsaw Rec Module 1 -CT 11:15-12:30, contd. 1p  
This is the in-classroom instruction which gives participants an overview of chain saw related recovery work, saw orientation, how to care for your saw, proper safety gear and handling, several typical cuts and proper safety instruction for team work. You must complete both module 1 & 2 to be badged.
Chainsaw Recovery Module 2 -CT 1:30 - 4:00p  
This is the in-field instruction which gives participants visual and hands on use of personal protective equipment and tools that are needed for tree removal. You may take part in felling trees for your instruction but this class will not allow you to take trees down- only instruction in how to properly use the chainsaw in limbing and bucking operations. All volunteers taking this class will be required to start the chainsaw on their own and use it properly for a given length of time controlled by an in-field instructor. Review of the use of a chipper will also be covered. The safety instructor will be given all other volunteers that are not using any equipment instruction on safety. You must have Basic Training and chain saw module 1 before taking this course. A certificate and badge will be awarded for this class. The badge will either be a cutters badge meaning you qualified using the chainsaw for bucking and limbing or a badge that has just chainsaw team training. You must wear hiking type boots (preferably steel toed work boots), leather gloves, safety glasses, work pant of some type and soft ear plugs for this training. This course can also be done in an active deployment in the field.
Feeding Module 1 -CT 9-10a  
Learn the basics of operating a mobile / fixed kitchen operation related to mass feeding. Items covered will include food safety, set up, general cooking, crew roles, sanitation and more. Participants must take module 2 for certification and badging. INSTRUCTORS: Charlie & Laurie Hurdle
Feeding Module 2 -CT 10:15a-12:30p  
This is the second and final of 2 modules in feeding to complete certification and badging. Participants will be introduced to general fixed kitchen equipment as well as each piece of mobile equipment and how to operate it. Attention will be given to safe operation and tasks. This will include active demonstrations. This course can also be done in an active deployment in the field. INSTRUCTORS: Charlie & Laurie Hurdle
Basic Training -CT 9-10a repeats 1-2p  
Time requirement is approximately 2 hours- combined instruction and PowerPoint. This is the very first course a volunteer must take before serving. The course will cover many elements such as history of SBC DR, what to expect as a volunteer, how we get called out to and event, what other training there are, a session of why we do this, and an appendix of information for you to reference for a call out to an event. You will have to pass a background check which costs $10.95 and is applied for through this online platform. A certificate and a picture badge will be awarded for this class after an approved background check. You have to take a refresher course every 3 years. INSTRUCTOR: Tim Buehner