LCC plans to schedule Lutheran Early Response Team trainings quarterly in the Northern Illinois District. If your congregation desires to host a training session please Click here to fill out an interest form and an LCC staff member will be in contact with you. Each participant in the three-hour training receives official credentials, LERT manual, and LERT vest. If you have any questions about LERT training or how to launch a Disaster Response Outreach Ministry at your church contact Dianna Bonfield at LCC with questions or to book your LERT training. Call (866) 455-6466 or email LCC@LutheranChurchCharities.org.
In order to better manage volunteers and resources, FEMA is finalizing a guideline on credentialing volunteers for large-scale disasters. The federal guidelines indicate that volunteers responding to a disaster should be trained and certified. LCC is providing training for Lutheran Early Response Teams (LERT) throughout our district. Should a disaster strike these teams would be put on call and may be asked to deploy in 72 hours or less to the disaster site.
This training will prepare team member for credentialing and will focus on the safety, work, and ministry of Lutherans as Early Responders.
Click here if you are a church interested in hosting a LERT Training. For more information call Dianna Bonfield at 866-455-6466
Click here to register for LERT Training. For more information call Dianna Bonfield at 866-455-6466
Click here to download the LERT brochure or the bulletin insert to advertise LERT training at your church
Click here for Congregational Preparedness Training information and registration
LERT training currently scheduled for 2013:
Saturday, June 8, 2013
Registration begins at 8:30 am;
class runs 9 am-Noon
||Lord of Life Lutheran Church
40W605 IL Route 38
Elburn, IL 60119
Registration and a light breakfast, lunch, or dinner will start 30 minutes prior to class followed by the three-hour course. You can register online and the fee can be paid online with a credit card at time of registration, or at the event when you check-in, by cash, check or credit card.
Click here to register for LERT training
For more information, call Dianna Bonfield at 866-455-6466 or email LCC@LutheranChurchCharities.org