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.
LERT trainings currently scheduled for 2015. Registration begins at 8:30 am; instruction is from 9 am to noon.
Saturday, September 19, 2015
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
295 W. Sauk Trail
Frankfort, IL 60423
Saturday, September 26, 2015
Immanuel Lutheran Church
855 Lee St.
Des Plaines, IL 60016
Registration and a light breakfast 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. 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
|Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 September 2015 07:35|
|Immanuel Belvidere Hosts LERT Training|
On Thursday, July 10th, Immanuel, Belvidere was the host of the LERT Advanced Training: Emotional and Spiritual Care Course.
Led by Rev. Roger Pollock, over 50 LERT volunteers listened, interacted and shared experiences they had faced in their deployment. Along with sharing, the group learned in depth the ways to take care of those they are trying to serve as well as themselves, emotional and spiritually, during and after deployments. Thank you to all who attended.
Basic and Advanced LERT training sessions are slated for September and October and sign up is available online through the link listed below.Click Here to Register for LERT Training Click Here for Information on Upcoming LERT Sessions
|Last Updated on Thursday, 05 March 2015 16:41|
|LCC Welcomes 50 New LERT Trained Volunteers at St John's Lutheran Church in LaGrange, Illinois|
|On Saturday, April 5, 2014 LCC welcomed 50 new Lutheran Early Response Team (LERT) volunteers. LCC Disaster Response staff member Roger Pollock led the training and was assisted by other LCC staff and volunteers. LCC has now trained over 1000 LERT volunteers that are ready to go and serve following a natural or man-made disaster similar to the work being done in Washington, Illinois following the November 2013 tornado. We thank St. John's Lutheran Church in LaGrange, Illinois for hosting this event. Click here to learn more about LCC Disaster Response LERT Trainings Click here to donate to the LCC Disaster Response Fund|
|Last Updated on Monday, 07 April 2014 10:07|
|LCC President Tim Hetzner Talks about Disaster Response and LERT Training While Comfort Dogs Bring Comfort To Members of St. Mark's Lutheran Church in St. Charles, Illinois|
|On Sunday, February 16th, LCC President Tim Hetzner spoke at St. Mark's Lutheran Church in St. Charles, Illinois about LCC Disaster Response and the Lutheran Early Response Team (LERT) Training program. LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry Directors, Rich and Dona Martin, along with K-9 Comfort Dogs Ruthie and Olympia were also there for a meet and greet with the church members between services and during the LERT presentation. Click here to learn more about LERT Trainings. Click here to see pictures from St. Mark's Click here to donate to the LCC Disaster Response Fund|
|Last Updated on Monday, 17 February 2014 14:43|