This course will provide members of SBCV churches the minimum level of knowledge to respond to disasters in Virginia and across the United States. This course includes basic disaster relief, incident command, various units and equipment and safety. There is also a session providing various tools used in disaster relief evangelism.
The SBC of Virginia offers this training to equip members of SBC of Virginia churches so they are able to respond during times of disaster. Each training offers necessary instruction for volunteers to respond with other Southern Baptists around the world during times of disaster and crisis. The training is practical and allows those, 18 years old and above, to serve with confidence. Because of our partnerships with FEMA, Salvation Army, Red Cross, IMB, NAMB and other SBC State Conventions, we have a credentialing process that allows us to respond to the front lines of a disaster.
Upon completion of this online course, a classroom course is required to be fully credentialed. Training events are offered across the Commonwealth; so, if a particular date does not work for you, there is another training within a couple hours drive.
This chapter includes overview of Incident Command and Command staff descriptions. you will learn where you fit into the structure and how you function as a part of the disaster relief team.
Goals, ICS Structure,
in chapter 2 you will learn about the first two posting the general staff of the Incident Command. The Operations and Planning Chiefs jobs are described along with basic information on how you and the various teams interact with the ICS structure.
Learn the basics of Foundation, Requirements, various Partners and Preparation to go.
Mark has served as SBCV Disaster Relief Director or Coordinator since 2002. He has completed more than 45 courses through the Emergency Management Institute including Incident Command System (ICS) Instructor, CERT Instructor and various other courses. He as developed numerous courses for SBCV Disaster Relief and has collaborated with the North American Mission Board in the development and teaching of ICS for Southern Baptists.
Prior to his current position he taught high school in Virginia for 12 years after serving in the U S Navy on various ships and submarines for 20 years.
The SBCV Disaster Relief ministry exists to bring Help, Healing and Hope to those impacted by disaster in Virginia and across the nation. We provide recovery teams (chainsaw and flood recovery) mass feeding (in partnership with American Red Cross), spiritual care and mass distribution teams to meet the physical and spiritual needs following disasters.