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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Introduction to Disaster Relief and Specialized Classes – Gray (Upper East TN)

May 21, 2022 @ 7:30 am - 3:45 pm

May 21, 2022 – Timberlake Baptist Church, 1182 Shadden Road, Gray, TN 37615. To pre-register for this class, contact Holston Baptist Association at (423) 929-1196 or

The credentialing fee is $36. 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 over the next 3 years.

To be fully credentialed, you will need to take at least one specialized class after you have taken the prerequisite course of “Introduction to Southern Baptist Disaster Relief.”

7:30 – 8:00 AM: Registration

8:00 – 10:00 AM: Introduction to Disaster Relief (2-hour class)

10:00 – 10:15 AM: Break

10:15 AM – 11:45 PM – Chainsaw Operation & Safety (classroom)

11:45 – 12:30 PM – Lunch (will be provided by the association for those who pre-register)

12:30 – 2:00 PM – Flood Recovery

2:00 – 2:15 PM – Break

2:15 – 3:45 PM – Rebuild


Registration Forms

Disaster Relief volunteers can now download the following forms to their computers and fill them out and bring them with you to training or send them to the DR office. By typing these forms, you are helping us save time with data entry and increasing our accuracy of keeping your records.

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May 21, 2022
7:30 am - 3:45 pm
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