Disaster Relief Training - Auburn

Individuals interested in working in the disaster area through Southern Baptist Disaster Relief must complete a DR training course. Those completing the course will receive Disaster Relief identification, which is required to enter a disaster area, and a yellow DR hat and shirt, a Southern Baptist Disaster Relief distinctive. These training events are for new volunteers and those who need to be recertified.

Classes will include orientation with Operational Stress First Aid (OSFA), which is required.

The Bell Road Baptist Church event will feature training in:

Administrative Assistant - assists the team leader in following procedures, ensuring all reports are completed and submitted promptly, and other tasks as assigned.

DR Chaplaincy - non-threatening spiritual care and emotional support to disaster survivors as well as team members. This discipline also provides resources for effective coping, stress management and spiritual wellness.

Chainsaw Training (introduction) - trains crews to safely cut damaged or dead trees that might endanger lives.

Cleanup and Recovery - teams remove mud, ash and other debris following floods, fires or earthquakes.

Heavy Equipment (introduction) - classroom, CAT and skid-loader training by a CSBDRM trained and certified heavy equipment operator, who will lead participants to safely, efficiently and effectively use various types of equipment including forklift, skid-steer, excavator or other vehicles used to clean disaster sites. * prerequisite class is Cleanup & Recovery.

Laundry Unit (introduction) - provides knowledge needed to set up washers and dryers, do laundry and close down the unit. Laundry services may be provided for disaster survivors and/or DR team members.

Mass Feeding - equips individuals to prepare food distributed in a disaster setting. All Mass Feeding team leaders must have a current ServSafe certificate required for a restaurant manager.

Shower Unit (introduction) - provides knowledge to safely set up, operate, properly clean and close down the unit.

This Convention serves our culturally diverse congregations as we fulfill the Great Commandment and the Great Commission.