Disaster Relief

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.

Upcoming Disaster Relief Training in Hamilton County

When: Saturday, April 14, 2018
Where: Concord Baptist Church
Cost: $36 fee for the background check that the Tennessee Baptist Mission Board does.
Sign up by April 10th by emailing Doyle Pittman at dpittman12@comcast.net or by calling our office at 423-267-3794.

7:30am              Registration
8:00 – 10:00am       Introduction class
10:00 -10:30am      Break and ID pictures
10:30 -12:00pm      Chainsaw class
12:00 -12:30pm      Lunch
12:30 – 2:00pm       Flood recovery class


Collegiate and Hamilton County Disaster Relief Training Report

We had 81 volunteers from 16 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.


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.


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4062 South Access Road
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