Disaster Relief Training - Cross-Training
DISASTER RELIEF TRAINING IS COMPLETED FOR 2014. SEE BOTTOM OF SCREEN FOR 2015 DATES. NO REGISTRATION AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME.
If you have trained with us before (hold a current NCBM DR photo id badge), then you can cross train in another Basic class without going through the introductory material.
Check-in begins at 6:30 p.m. on Friday. Supper at 7 p.m. Classes 8 p.m.-10 p.m. Training completed by 3 p.m. on Saturday. If you cannot arrive in time for class by 8:45 p.m. please choose another date and location.
3 meals. This is an OVERNIGHT training. Participants will sleep at the facility/church dormitory style, men and women separated. Bring your cot/air mattress (no doubles) and anything you need for sleeping. We do NOT provide sleep gear, only space! Showers provided.
Age for All Disciplines
18+. Recovery 15+ With Parent
To Register Online
Locate Region under map at the bottom of this page and click on the link.
Begin the registration process. After you submit your online registration, you will recieve an email within a few business days. Complete the background check form. Once your background check has cleared, you will be given additional instructions to complete your registration and make payment.
Participants registered on a first-come, first-served basis. Training class size is limited. Registered Volunteers will be contacted approximately 1 week before the event with exact location information.
Dates and Locations, 2015
(see map below) Region 1 (March 6-7), Region 3 (Mar. 20-21), Region 5 (Apr. 24-25), Region 7 (May 1-2), Region 9 (May 15-16)
Training offerings may change.
Disaster Relief Chaplaincy: provide spiritual and emotional care to volunteers and survivors. Skills needed: good people skills, compassion, non-judgmental, able to learn new techniques for helping people in crisis.
Communications: for amateur radio operators and IT professionals. Skills needed: Amatuer Radio License or IT network experience.
Disaster Relief Temporary Child Care: Emergency child care training. Skills needed: able to thrive in child care environment - not just survive. Must possess skills to care for children using NCBM guidance.
Mass Feeding: Learn food safety and preparation for mass feeding. Volunteers will prepare breakfast and lunch on Saturday. Skills needed: physically able to adapt to kitchen work which includes walking, twisting, and lifting. Expect to work long hours in hot and cold environments.
Medical Reserve Corps: domestic and international response. Skills needed: Must have a current NC medical license. Must be able to work long hours in adverse conditions.
Recovery (also known as Clean-up): Help homeowners clean-up personal dwellings which may include: gutting home, removing mud and personal belongings, chainsaw work, and temporary repair. Age: 15+, (15-17 w/parent). Skills needed: be in good physical shape, able to work in adverse conditions including hot and cold weather.
Shower/Laundry: Covers setup, maintenance, and use of shower/laundry units. Skills needed: be able to sort, load, wash, and fold clothes for other people. Must be in good physical shape to work in hot and cold conditions.
Cost for Cross-Training
$45 (2014), includes training manual, shirt, updated id badge, and 3 meals. NON-REFUNDABLE. Credit Cards/Checks accepted.
Note: The training is designed to be as realistic as possible. Flexibility is key to having a good experience. Please do not register for this training if you cannot stay for the entire event.
Location/Online Registration Information
Following are the dates and regional locations for the 2015 Disaster Relief Training season. We intentionally leave out exact locations in order to demonstrate that disaster response requires patience, and flexibility. However, in order to help you plan transportation times, we have listed the county. This information should help you in preparing.
Use the Regional Map to help locate the closest training. Click on the corresponding date/region to register. You can attend ANY regional event.
View Larger Regional Map
March 6-7, 2015
March 20-21, 2015
New Hanover County
April 24-25, 2015
May 1-2, 2015
May 15-16, 2015