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 – Harriman (East TN)

August 3 @ 8:30 am - 2:30 pm

August 3, 2024 – Big Emory Baptist Association, 1245 S Roane St, Harriman, TN 37748.  To pre-register for this class, contact the association office at (865) 882-6446 or

Please pre-register by Monday, July 29, so that we can supply you with the proper training materials.

The credentialing fee is $40. 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.”

8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.          Registration

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.         Introduction to Disaster Relief

11:00 a.m. – 11:15 p.m.        Break

11:15 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.        Chainsaw Operation & Safety

Lunchprovided by Big Emory Baptist Associationwill be eaten during the chainsaw class

12:45 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.          Break

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.           Flood Recovery (repeat)


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.

Use this link to find the forms:


August 3
8:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Big Emory Baptist Association
1245 S Roane St
Harriman, TN 37748 United States
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