Community Outreach

Disaster Response Training Schedule


To schedule a training in your area,
call Sam Pellecer (503) 539-6038.

Disaster Response training is also available in Spanish.

ACS Disaster Response Training Weekend
Coos Bay, May 17-18, 2014

Sabbath afternoon: 3:00 to 6:00 pm
3:00 pm     Welcome / Devotional / Introductions                                                                    
3:15 pm     It’s Coming – What We’re Facing: The Cascadia Peril                                 
3:50 pm     It’s Coming – Get Ready! Personal Disaster Preparedness                       
5:00 pm     It’s Coming – Get Organized! Local Church DR Coordinator Training                 
·  Basic overview of the ministry of Disaster Response                             
·  Local church DR Coordinator’s job description                                      
·  Structure of ACS - DR in the NAD and in Oregon                                   
·  Concepts of COADs and VOADs, FEMA and other organizations           
·  Developing relationships within the community                                   
·  Other?
6:00 pm     DONE
Sunday: 8:30 am to 3:00 pm (afternoon optional)
8:30 am     Registration
                  COST: $30 – Donations Operations; $10 for re-certification
                  COST: $10 – Chainsaw Safety Training
                  includes lunch. To register ahead, call (503) 850-3555.
9:00 am     Donations Operations Training
This is a certification program for those who wish to be disaster responders in the area of donations operations and warehouse management for Oregon Conference, and the North American Division.    
12:00 pm   Donations Operations Test
12:30 pm   LUNCH
1:00 pm     Strike Team Information
The objective of a Strike Team is to have a pre-trained team ready to respond anywhere in North America in 24 hours to set up a warehouse for Donations Operations.
1:30 pm     Chainsaw Safety Certification Training
                 The objective of Chainsaw Safety Training is to learn how to safely operate a chainsaw when deployed to clean up fallen trees and debris after a disaster.


     Examples of training classes include...

           Disaster Response Training
       Certification for those who want to be disaster responders for Oregon
       Conference and NAD. Forklift certification, bi-lingual, computer, writing,
       and photography skills are a plus but not required for this class.
       Fee includes ID Badge, ACS DR t-shirt, and materials. Cost: $30 at the door.


       Chain Saw Safety Certification
       Certification for immediate response after disaster. Designed for 
       with chain saw experience. Current ACS DR ID badge or
completion of
       class immediately preceding strongly recommended.
       Fee includes photo ID badge and materials.
 Cost: $10 at the door.