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/Flood Recovery/Shower/Laundry – Gallatin (Middle TN)

April 15, 2023 @ 7:30 am - 2:00 pm

April 15, 2023 – Student Ministry Center at First Baptist Church, 205 E. Main Street, Gallatin, TN 37066. To pre-register for this class, contact Chuck Thacker at or (615) 390-1052 with your names and classes desired.  

Please pre-register by Monday, April 10, so that we can supply you with the proper training materials and/or lunch count on Saturday.

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.”

7:30 AM – 8:15 AM: Registration

8:15 AM – 10:15 AM: Introduction to Disaster Relief (2 hours)

10:15 AM – 10:30 AM: Break

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM: Chainsaw Operation & Safety
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM: Flood Recovery
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM: Shower/Laundry

12:00 PM – 12:30 PM:  Lunch – $6/person

12:30 PM – 2:00 PM: Chainsaw Operation & Safety
12:30 PM – 2:00 PM: Flood Recovery
12:30 PM – 2:00 PM: Shower/Laundry

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:


April 15, 2023
7:30 am - 2:00 pm
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