Phase I Training

  • Required for all disaster relief volunteers.
  • Introduction to Southern Baptists of Texas Disaster Relief.
  • Basic Manual in selected ministry area (clean-up and recovery, communications, operations, chaplaincy, childcare or feeding).
  • Hands on Training in selected ministry area.
  • Yellow Hat is awarded for the completion of Phase I Training.
  • All Disaster Relief volunteers must be recertified every three years.

 

Phase 2 Training

  • Must have completed Phase I in selected ministry area.
  • Must have completed Chain Saw School for Clean-up and Recovery.
  • CPR and Basic First Aid (can be received from American Red Cross, or American Heart Association, or other nationally recognized provider of this specialized training).
  • Advanced Manual in selected ministry area.
  • Mock Disaster (Disaster Drill).

 

Unit Director Training (Team Leader for Clean-up and Recovery)

  • Must have completed Phase I and Phase II in selected ministry area.
  • Must be recommended from the leadership of a cooperating Southern Baptists of Texas Disaster Relief Unit.
  • Unit Director - Team Leader Manual.
  • Stress Management.
  • Table Top Drill.
  • Awarded appropriate Blue Hat upon completion.  (Blue hat with scrambled eggs for Unit Director, Plain blue hat for team leader.)

 

Phase 3 Training

  • Must have completed Phase I and Phase II in a selected ministry area, as well as, Unit Director - Team Leader Training.
  • Must be recommended by the State Disaster Relief Director of the SBTC.
  • Coordinators Manual.
  • Observe Hands-on in all ministry areas of Southern Baptists of Texas Disaster Relief.
  • Must complete the FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) Self Study Guide for Emergency Management, USA.
  • Actual experience in a disaster relief response.
  • Serving as coordinator in 2 different disasters.
  • Serving under two different supervising White caps.
  • Table Top Drill.
  • Awarded the White Hat upon completion.
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