This is where TBM disasater relief training begins. It includes introduction and overview of the TBM Disaster Relief Ministries including the mission statement, history and brief overview of additional ministry opportunities within TBM.

This is a required orientation for all Disaster Relief Volunteers and is required for renewal of credentials. This course is a pre-requisite for all other specialty training. Credentials received through this training are necessary for entry into disaster areas and are good for five years.

Sign up for the orientation and pick the specialty areas in which you'd like to serve. This will give the training and background check you need to begin delivering help, hope and healing after disasters through TBM.

Orientation or recertification is a two-step process. First, register for classes below. Second, complete a background check by clicking here

Lunch on Saturday will be provided and served by the Food Handling class.

If you have any questions before the event, please call Mike Mitchell at (817) 454-8628.

Specialty Training Descriptions

Basic Chainsaw Training

Target audience: TBM DR volunteers wanting chainsaw training to work with the DR Chainsaw ministry.

Basic skills on how to safely operate chainsaws while helping survivors after a disaster. Basic tree felling and bucking techniques will also be reviewed/introduced. This is a full-day course with classroom training followed by hands-on training with a chainsaw. Students should come dressed for field operations—long pants, preferably long sleeve work shirt, work shoes or boots (tennis shoes and sneakers not permitted); no shorts or sandals. Chainsaws and safety equipment will be provided. This training is free; however, all attendees are required to purchase a manual at a cost of $12.00. Pre-registration online is required.

Disaster Relief Orientation

Introduction and overview of the TBM Disaster Relief Ministries, including the mission statement, history and brief overview of additional ministry opportunities within TBM.

This is a required orientation for all Disaster Relief Volunteers and is required for renewal of credentials. This course is a pre-requisite for all other specialty training. Credentials received through this training are necessary for entry into disaster areas and are good for five years. There is a $30.00 fee for the required background check that is collected as part of the registration process. Training is also open to youth 16 and 17 years old and are not subject to a background check and are not issued credentials. Pre-registration online is required. When you register there is a two-step process, first the background check, then for class registration.

Flood and Fire Recovery Training

Target audience: TBM DR volunteers interested in participating in the DR Flood & Fire Recovery ministry.

This class equips the credentialed volunteers how to respond to survivors of floods and wild fires by using appropriate equipment and procedures to clean homes and/or remove debris. It covers work procedures, equipment operation, and personal safety issues volunteers may encounter on deployments. There is no cost for this training. Pre-registration online is required.

Heavy Equipment Training

Target Audience: TBM DR volunteers needing certification in Heavy Equipment operation.

This course is an overview of policies and procedures for those wishing to volunteer with a Heavy Equipment Unit. Safety procedures are an important part of this course. After the classroom presentation, there will be a "hands on" section in which the student will be allowed to operate available equipment. Pre-registration online is required.

Roofs and Ladders

This class discusses and practices safety techniques which must be considered when working off the ground, both on ladders or on rooftops. It is particularly helpful for volunteers on chainsaw teams.

Temporary Roof Training

Target Audience: TBM DR volunteers interested in tarping roofs damaged by a disaster.

This training provides an overview of this ministry’s mission as well as basic techniques, procedures, and safety concerns in tarping a roof after a disaster. There is no charge to the volunteer for this training. Pre-registration online is required.