1. Click on the class Registration Here above for the class you wish to register for.
2. This will take you to LCMS-LERT.org and the class information.
3. You must log in to the LCMS-LERT site to register for the class. If you do not have a login, select the green SIGN UP BUTTON at the top and proceed through the six (6) Steps. Make sure to write down or remember your login and password, or save them on the password manager.
4. Once logged in you may select the blue SIGN-UP button and fill in the required information. Make sure to put in your T-shirt size!
NOTE: For LERT Chainsaw (only) there are two sessions offered. The first session is for the classroom portion only. Everyone signing up needs to sign up for this session. Those who wish only to be a Non-Operator will sign up for only the first session. If you wish to be authorized to use a chainsaw (Operator), you must also sign up for the second session.
5. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and select the blue SUBMIT TRAINING & DEPLOYMENT INFORMATION button. You are now registered!!!
LERT Chainsaw Class Requirements:
LERT Class (prerequisite)
Steel-toed boots (shoes acceptable)
Personal Protective Equipment (if you have it is preferred you use your own, but we will have some available to use) - chainsaw helmet with faceshield and ear protection, eye protection, chainsaw chaps.
Personal chainsaw (we encourage you to use your personal saw, but if you do not have one we have some available to use). Cordless electric chainsaws are acceptable and may be used, however, all students will be required to operate a gas powered saw.
For those who wish to learn about chainsaws but will not be operating one, a "Non-Operator" option is available. This is a good option for those who desire to be familiar with and to work safe around a chainsaw, such as a chainsaw team member. The class consists of just the classroom portion of the training, with no hands-on field work. Non-Operators are NOT authorized to use a chainsaw on LERT training or deployments without completing the fieldwork portion.
STOP THE BLEED
Bobcat Skidsteer Operation
We truly wish that we could offer all training at no cost to volunteers. However, FGLER incurs expenses to conduct the training , such as materials, fuel, instructor expenses, insurance, and food. We do not have the means to underwrite all of the training, and must ask for a suggested donation so we can continue to put on traiing. Thank you for your understanding.
Class Donation Amounts:
LERT Class - $35/person or $50/couple
LERT Chainsaw (Operator) - $50/person or $85/couple
LERT Chainsaw (Non-Operator) - $15/person or $25/couple
First Aid/CPR/AED/Stop The Bleed - $35/person (TBD)
Bobcat Skidsteer - $35/person
After you have registered for a class on LCMS-LERT, you can return here (FGLER.org) to prepay. Or donations will be accepted at the training class.
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Possible Training Offerings:
Basic LERT for New Volunteers - required LERT orientation for new volunteers
Basic Chainsaw Safety & Use - required for LERT volunteers who want to operate a chainsaw
Advance Chainsaw - taking LERT sawyers beyond the basics
Muck-Out - cleanup of flooded homes
Tarp and Patch - how to safely and properly put tarps on damaged roofs
Bobcat "skidsteer" Operation - learning how to use our Bobcat MT85 & MT100 mini-track loaders
Congregation Disaster Planning - helping your church think through and plan for disasters
CPR/AED - learn life-saving skills for fallen team mates and others
Basic First Aid - learn basic bandage application for cuts and broken bones
Stop The Bleed - learn hemorrhage control
Damage Assessment: Level 1 and Level 2 - assessing area damage (1) and job damage (2)
Rapid Response Team - being part of the "first-in" to set up and begin disaster operations
Disaster Response Operations Center (DROC) Management - learn to manage or assist in disaster response operations in various positions
Disaster Response Chaplaincy - engaging disaster survivors for their spiritual, emotional, and human care needs (non-clergy welcome)
Disaster Distribution Operation - short-term distribution of basic supplies to disaster survivors
Contact us to schedule training for New or Returning Volunteers