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Introduction to Disaster Relief Training
Approximately 3 hours. This is the introduction to Disaster Relief giving the history of the program, lists what the program does, organizations that we work with in this program, the equipment/units used in the program, and lists the characteristics of a volunteer. (THIS IS A PREREQUISITE TO ALL OTHER TRAINING.)
Field Kitchen Training
3 hours. This module covers the equipment and set up of a mass feeding unit/program. It is heavy on sanitation and health issues dealing with food preparation, various jobs in the operation, serving the food, and clean up.
Chain Saw Operation and Safety Training
3 hour class. This training covers the use and safety requirements for using a chainsaw during a disaster operation. It discusses the various activities during a disaster operation and including maintenance of the saw, suggestions for brush/limb pulling, and cutting techniques. Chainsaw team members need to take Rebuild Training so they are prepared to close holes in houses/roofs after trees have been removed.
Chaplain Training
10 hours. This is the North American Mission Board training module for a chaplain in the Disaster Relief Program. This is only a part of the requirements to qualify as a Disaster Relief Chaplain in this program.
Unit Director Training
6 hour class. This class is for those volunteers that will be leading church and association crews and units. It covers the paper work needed during an operation and responsibilities of the Crew Chief/Unit Directors. We cover how an operation is set up and some of the problems that are in countered at the beginning of disasters.
Damage Assessment Training
3 hour class. Damage assessment function is to provide decision-making information for a Disaster Relief operation of any size. Damage Assessment will gather, analyze, interpret, and distribute accurate and timely information about the extent of damage, overall impact, weather conditions, demographics, and infrastructure of a disaster-affected community. Damage assessment will cover two areas: 1) community and 2) house-to-house. Team members go ahead of chainsaw and flood recovery teams to evaluate damage and inform follow-up teams on the scope of each job, including equipment that will be needed. If you are a contractor or have building skills, this conference is for you.
Forklift Operation and Safety Training
3 hour classroom time and 3 hour hands-on class. Critical Information will be given on various types of forklifts, pre-operation inspections, load handling, fueling and more.
Shower/Laundry Trailer Training
1.5 hour class.  This team gives aid to relief workers and other who are in need by providing showers and laundry support in the disaster area.  The trailers have private shower stalls as well as washing machines, dryers, storage, and folding areas.  Volunteers receive and assist those requesting their services, do laundry, sanitize showers, empty trash, replace needed supplies, and keep the trailer area neat.  The class time covers the technical aspects of transporting, setting up and breaking down the unit. There is a detailed explanation of the process used to clean the laundry from the intake of clothes through the distribution of the clothes back to their owner. Included are job descriptions and materials used.
Water Purification
2 hour class (Dependent upon size).  This team provides clean water after a disaster has occurred.  Portable water purification units are used to sanitize available water on location, making it safe for drinking, cooking, bathing, and other uses.
Maintenance Training
Approximately 6 hours including hands on training. This training covers the equipment on the feeding unit and the required maintenance/service of this equipment. It will also cover the setup and teardown of the large tents.
Rebuild Training
1.5-hour class. This training reviews the general construction problems we face during a disaster and the possible solutions. It emphasizes the safety aspect of disaster rebuild operations for work immediately after a storm and later long term rebuild activities. Rebuild units are prepared to replace floors, walls, roofs, etc.
First Aid, CPR and AED
Knowing how to respond to a first aid or CPR emergency is one of the most important skills a person can possess. This Standard First Aid, CPR and AED course meets the OSHA requirements and is your tool for training on the latest skills, techniques and expertise in life-saving procedures. The practice and feedback of using related skills in a realistic situation is integrated into the actual teaching experience.
Forklift Operation and Safety Training
3 hour classroom time and 3 hour hands-on class. Critical Information and orientation will be given on various types of forklifts, pre-operation inspections, load handling, fueling and more.
Disaster Relief Update
Approximately 1.5 hours of abbreviated update for Introduction to Disaster Relief whose initial training has expired or those who are nearing their expiration date.