ERT Training

September 04, 2017

The Louisiana Conference is constantly in need of certified ERT responders.

Early Response Teams (ERT's) fill a specific need in the early days after a disaster to clean out flood-damaged homes, remove debris, place tarps on homes, and otherwise help to prevent further damage while providing a caring Christian presence.  

ERT's are not the first-response group of emergency workers, nor are they recovery, rebuild, or repair teams.

Under very specific guidelines, ERT's assist survivors, without causing further harm or being a burden to the affected community.


Upcoming Trainings

  • Saturday, November 4th in Winnfield at First UMC Winnfield
    300 W Main St
    Winnfield LA 
    8:30am - 4:30pm
    Click here to register
  • Saturday, November 11th in Baton Rouge at Broadmoor UMC
    10230 Mollylea Dr
    Baton Rouge LA
    8:30am - 4:30pm
    Click here to register

For more on ERT work inside the United Methodist Church, please visit this link

If you have ever wondered what it means to serve on an ERT team, listen and watch as Rev. Bob Deich explains what it's like to serve as the hands and feet of Christ and to provide a caring Christian presence in the aftermath of disaster.