Disaster Relief Training

Event Date(s): 
Saturday, March 18, 2023 - 8:00am to 2:00pm
Event Location: 
Briggs Road Baptist Church
3231 Briggs Rd
Columbus , OH 43204

Registration for 2023 Training Dates coming soon...

“...Giving a cup of cold water in Jesus’ name”

from Matthew 10:42


Welcome to Disaster Relief Training!

A typical in-person training schedule looks like this:  

Unit Training Schedule for IN-PERSON training
8:00 AM Continental Breakfast
8:30 AM Welcome/Orientation
9:00 AM Unit Training
12:30 PM Lunch (Provided by DR Food Service Trainees)
2:00 PM Head home

Remember, we DO NOT take walk-ups for training. You must complete the online credential process before unit training.  

For questions, please contact:
John Heading, DR Director
(614) 309 - 9751

Training Process for ALL new Disaster Relief trainees.

Step 1: Register for training and pay fee.
Note: If you cancel within 7 days of the training event, your refund will be 50% as we have already run your background check. However, you may defer your registration to the next training date.  

Step 2: Complete the online course.
"DR101:Involving Southern Baptists In Disaster Relief" parts 1-4 and EV101 & EV102 must be completed BEFORE your training day. You will NOT be able to train if these course have not been completed.
Note: If you are cross-training you do not need to complete these courses again.


Step 3: Go to in-person training or train 'in the field'.

Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age (21 years of age for Child Care unit)

HOWEVER, starting in 2022 high school students, those having already completed the 8th grade, will be able to train with their parent, grandparent or legal guardian. More to come!
*Serving in Southern Baptist Disaster Relief requires active participation or active member of an Ohio Southern Baptist Church 

Unit training available for specific units determined by event. Check each registartion for which untis are training.

Training fees:
$40/person for new trainees
$20/person for cross-train

$20/person to do the online work to re-certify your ID and background check.

     Training fees are per person. We do not have a discount for couples training together due to the cost of the training. 

Additional training is required for Assessors and Blue Hats.  Contact us for more details...