All are welcome for the 2019 Western Jurisdiction Disaster Academy, an opportunity for volunteers and leaders from conferences throughout the Western Jurisdiction to connect with each other through fellowship and learning. This will be a time of sharing best practices, learning new and refreshing skills, building and strengthening partnerships, and developing new relationships. Opportunities include:
Learning how to mobilize your church and community to respond to a disaster and participate with organizations like FEMA and VOAD in disaster relief.
Hand on skill development and refreshment for things like: hanging and removing dry wall, basic electrical wiring, and tarping.
Early Response Team training (basic and advanced courses)
ERT trip leader training
This Training is provided by leaders from the Western Jurisdiction Conference Disaster Response Coordinators in collaboration with United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR).