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, Chainsaw, and Flood Recovery – Chattanooga (East)

August 5@7:45 am-2:30 pm

August 5, 2023 – Ridgedale Baptist Church, 1831 Hickory Valley Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421. To pre-register for this class, contact Doyle Pittman at dpittman12@epbfi.com or (423) 240-1274with your names and classes desired.

Please preregister by Tuesday, August 1, so that we can supply you with the proper training materials.

The credentialing fee is $40 (effective January 1, 2023). This fee will cover not only the cost of the ID, hat, background check, and membership pin, 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.”

7:45 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. – Registration

8:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. – Introduction to Disaster Relief

10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. – Break

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Chainsaw Operation & Safety (classroom)

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Lunch ($6 for those that pre-register)

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. – Flood Recovery


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.

Use this link to find the forms: https://tndisasterrelief.org/registration-forms/


August 5
7:45 am-2:30 pm
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Ridgedale Baptist Church, Chattaooga
1831 Hickory Valley Road
Chattanooga, TN 37421 United States
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