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 to 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, complete a background check by clicking here. Second, register for the classes below.

If you have any questions before the event, please call Rachel Schieck at (210) 386-8118.

Specialty Training Descriptions

Assessor Training

Target audience: TBM DR volunteers who have been on deployment in one of the work order request disciplines.

Class room training for those who have been through DR Orientation training AND served on deployment for Chainsaw, Flood and Fire Recovery, or Temporary Roof. This course provides instruction for surveying, recording and passing along information needed by one of the crews before they go to the work site. This training is free. Pre-registration online is required.

Asset Protection Training

Target audience: TBM DR volunteers interested in providing asset protection during TBM deployments.

Instruction in the safeguarding and prevention of the loss of TBM property during response operations, to prevent the tampering or contamination of all food and equipment, and to provide safety for active volunteers. There is no cost to the volunteer for this training. Pre-registration online is required.

Box Unit Training

Target audience: TBM DR volunteers interested in participating with a DR Box Unit.

Introduction and overview of the Box Unit ministry. The training provides an overview of the Box Unit ministry, deployment process, and box distribution techniques. Includes discussion on the history and need for this ministry, how and where we procure boxes, and the opportunities to witness to those we minister to. There is no cost for this training. Pre-registration online is required.

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.

Food Handling Class 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.

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. This training is free. Pre-registration online is required.

Shower/Laundry Training

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.