Tennessee Disaster Relief Training Facts:
All volunteers must be 18 years old to serve.
All volunteers must be a member of a cooperating Tennessee Southern Baptist church.
We ask that you please take specialized classroom training after you have taken the prerequisite course of “Introduction to Southern Baptist Disaster Relief.”
Disaster Relief credentials and the yellow hat/visor will be given after “Introduction to Southern Baptist Disaster Relief” and specialized classes have been taken.
Collegiate and Hamilton County Disaster Relief Training Report
In the past year, we have trained 124 volunteers from 18 different churches in Hamilton County and 8 from outside our county trained for Disaster Relief, including 10 college students from the UTC Baptist Collegiate Ministries.
A Hamilton County disaster relief team served in Orange, Texas from March 20-27, 2018 to do rebuild from Hurricane Harvey. The team was made up of 16 volunteers from Mt. Carmel, Red Bank, and Woodland Park Baptist churches. Thank you for remembering them in prayer!
Disaster Relief Training Costs:
Because of new directives from Homeland Security, FEMA and other national agencies related to the training and screening of volunteer disaster relief workers, we have begun a cost recovery plan. The cost of a new 3 year (ID badge) credential is $36.00 (for newly trained volunteers or those that had credentials that expire in 2015). The new badge will expire in three years (2018), effective January 1, 2015.
This fee will cover not only the cost of the ID and background check but also the cost of any of the basic training courses a volunteer wants to take (except for First Aid classes and other specialized classes such as ServSafe.
4062 South Access Road
Chattanooga, TN 37406