This is where TBM Disaster Relief training begins. It includes an introduction and overview of 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.
If you have any questions before the event, please email Jennifer Phillips at email@example.com.
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. All attendees will receive a manual. Pre-registration online is required.
Fire / Flood / Rebuild Training
Target audience: TBM DR volunteers interested in participating in the DR Flood & Fire Recovery ministry and rebuilding homes after disasters. This class equips 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. This class also offers Instruction in assisting and leading construction projects using volunteers (generally not DR trained) to assist families and churches rebuild their homes. There is no cost for this training. Pre-registration online is required.
Food Handling Training
Target audience: Yellow Cap volunteers who want to work with a TBM DR Feeding Unit.
Basic Food Handler Class provides instruction on safely handling, preparing and serving food per the national food code as well as the TBM methods. The class also gives an insight on what to expect on deployment from a feeding unit perspective. There is no cost to the volunteer for this training. Registration online is required.
Target audience: TBM DR Volunteers interested in the shower/laundry ministry.
This course provides a general overview of the purpose and function of the Shower/Laundry Ministry. It also covers the basic procedures, deployment process, and safety procedures while operating within the shower/laundry ministry including the setup and stand-down of these units. There is no fee for this training. Pre-registration online is required.
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.