If you have had Introduction to Disaster Relief and / or any specialized classes, and your class certification has expired or will expire this year, please take the opportunity and get re-certified, so that you may be able to serve when a disaster occurs. If you take Introduction to Disaster Relief, you need to recertify every 3 years, regardless of activation. To take Recertification class, you must be an existing volunteer.

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Bucket Truck Classroom Training (Friday p.m.) and Hands-on Training (Saturday) – Newport (East TN)

March 15@8:00 am-March 16@5:00 pm

March 15-16, 2024 – Camp Carson, 1120 Carson Springs Road, Newport, TN 37821.  To pre-register for this class, contact Don Owen at dnowen@bellsouth.net.  


6:00 – 6:30 PM Registration

6:30 – 9:30 PM Bucket Truck Classroom Training (A & B) (must be currently certified in Chainsaw Operations prior to taking this course) (Volunteers must pass an exit exam to become certified.)

Saturday (Weather permitting)

8:00 – 8:30 AM Instructions for the Day

8:30 a.m. until finished Bucket Truck A & B Hands-On, Skid-Steer and Chainsaw Hands-On – (must pass the Bucket Truck test to continue with hands-on)

Lunch will be provided.

Registration Forms

Disaster Relief volunteers can now download the following forms to their computers and fill them out and bring them to the training. By typing these forms, it saves time with data entry and increasing accuracy of keeping your records.

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March 15@8:00 am
March 16@5:00 pm

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