LCC plans to schedule Lutheran Early Response Team trainings quarterly in the Northern Illinois District. If your congregation desires to host a training session please Click here to fill out an interest form and an LCC staff member will be in contact with you. Each participant in the three-hour training receives official credentials, LERT manual, and LERT vest. If you have any questions about LERT training or how to launch a Disaster Response Outreach Ministry at your church contact Dianna Bonfield at LCC with questions or to book your LERT training. Call (866) 455-6466 or email LCC@LutheranChurchCharities.org.
In order to better manage volunteers and resources, FEMA is finalizing a guideline on credentialing volunteers for large-scale disasters. The federal guidelines indicate that volunteers responding to a disaster should be trained and certified. LCC is providing training for Lutheran Early Response Teams (LERT) throughout our district. Should a disaster strike these teams would be put on call and may be asked to deploy in 72 hours or less to the disaster site.
This training will prepare team member for credentialing and will focus on the safety, work, and ministry of Lutherans as Early Responders.Click here if you are a church interested in hosting a LERT Training. For more information call Dianna Bonfield at 866-455-6466 Click here to register for LERT Training. For more information call Dianna Bonfield at 866-455-6466 Click here to download the LERT brochure or the bulletin insert to advertise LERT training at your church Click here for Congregational Preparedness Training information and registration
LERT training currently scheduled for 2013:COMING SOON!
Check back for updates on the next LERT Training this Fall 2013.
Registration and a light breakfast, lunch, or dinner will start 30 minutes prior to class followed by the three-hour course. You can register online and the fee can be paid online with a credit card at time of registration, or at the event when you check-in, by cash, check or credit card.Click here to register for LERT training
For more information, call Dianna Bonfield at 866-455-6466 or email LCC@LutheranChurchCharities.org
|Walcamp Hosts LCC Chainsaw Training for LERT Volunteers|
Walcamp was buzzing, literally, with the sounds of many chainsaws as 47 people from 21 churches attended an LCC chainsaw certification training followed by a servant event on the property at Walcamp on Saturday, July 16. LERT volunteers are encouraged to get advanced training for disaster response. The chainsaw certification event is the first of several LCC has scheduled for the coming year. The staff at Walcamp was thrilled to have more than 25 trees felled and hauled away to be cut up for firewood. Ian Hunt from the Stihl Corporation presented the classroom training in the morning with the hands-on service taking place in the afternoon. LCC staff members Dianna Bonfield, Tim Kurth and Pete Imlah, along with Comfort Dog Tillie, helped organize the day.
|Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 October 2011 18:51|