Florida Baptist Disaster Relief Ministry
2021 Regional Training Day
April 10, 2021 | 8:30 AM
First Baptist Church Inverness
550 Pleasant Grove Rd., Inverness, FL 34452
The mission of First Baptist Disaster Relief and Recovery Ministries is to "Make a Difference" in communities impacted by disaster by responding with Help, Healing, and Hope that demonstrates and shares the love of Jesus Christ.
BECOME A CREDENTIALED DISASTER RELIEF VOLUNTEER:
Join us for this in-person hands-on training day to become a credentialed volunteer ready to serve in the event of a disaster.
QUICK & EASY Sign-up:
EMAIL Charlie Cox HERE to let him know BOTH of the following:
Yes, you will be attending.
Whether or not you will need a ride to the training.
***Please EMAIL no later than Wednesday, April 7th, 2021 so that we can plan accordingly.***
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
Who should attend this training?
Anyone who wants to become a new volunteer in the Florida Baptist Disaster Ministry -OR- any previously trained volunteer who wants additional training or needs to retrain due to expired credentials. (Volunteers must retrain every 3 yrs.)
Why do I have to be trained to be a volunteer?
Emergency Management Officials now require all volunteers to be credentialed by an organization like Florida Baptist Disaster Relief Ministry before they are allowed to work in a disaster response area. FBDR training is designed to meet these requirements and prepare volunteers to do effective ministry when called upon.
How do I register?
Email Charlie Cox HERE with the information listed above.
What about lunch?
Lunch is prepared by trained feeding volunteers in one of our feeding units at the event.
Why isn’t there an event closer to me?
The training season can only be done between March and June in order to be ready to respond.to our most likely disaster: hurricanes, which typically occur between July – October. With a limited number of weekends available, we have to do regional events. Our goal is to have at least (1) event within a 2.5 hour drive for volunteers to attend. We move the sites to different associations from year to year within specific regions.
How old do you need to be to attend training?
Everyone can attend the training, however, anyone under the age of 18 will be considered a Youth. Youth cannot be called out on their own and will need to respond with their credentialed legal guardian. Youth do not have to pay the registration fee.
Will background checks be mandatory?
Yes. The Florida Baptist Convention has now added this requirement to continue the practice of protecting those whom we serve. (Visit HERE for Background Check and training information.)