ERT and Chainsaw Training


Pierce Chapel is hosting our annual ERT and Chainsaw training on Friday, April 26 and Saturday, April 27. ERT training will begin 6:00 PM till 10:00 PM and will resume Saturday 8:00 AM till 12:00 PM. There will be a meal provided for all three sessions.

Early Response Team (ERT) Training: Equips individuals and teams to respond in the immediate aftermath of a disaster.  The cost for the training is $30 per participant.  At the training, participants will receive an ERT Training Manual and upon completing the course will receive an UMCOR ID Badge and a conference ERT T-shirt, and lunch is included.

Chainsaw Operator Safety Training:  Training requirements: participants must complete and pass ERT training offered or hold a current ERT badge.  Cost for chainsaw training only is $15; if taken following an ERT class (same day) is $10.  The cost includes a separate textbook and Chainsaw ID badge.  This chainsaw training includes lectures and hands-on demonstrations, and participants must show proficiency with a chainsaw.  At a minimum, participants must wear good toe-covered shoes like boots.  Bring your own chainsaw (if you own one), gloves, hearing and eye protection—these will be available if you don’t have them.  Chaps and hardhat are optional—they will be available.  The hands-on training is physically demanding, and the participants should be able to walk about on uneven ground, handle a chainsaw, be able to be self-sufficient in the woods for at least an hour or so.

Participants assume all risk and responsibility for any personal injury or property damage while involved in this training.

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