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Disaster Response

Contact UMCSC Disaster Response at

ERT Training Opportunities

All ERT Basic Classes (required before you can enroll in other classes) are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $40 per person, which includes a manual, shirt, cap and badge. Cost for renewal classes (9 a.m. to noon) is $20.

To register for any class, click here.

Mandatory background checks are free through UMCOR.

To complete a mandatory background check, click here.

Upcoming classes

For more information, contact Billy Robinson at or 803-539-8429.



Want to help?

  • Pray: When disaster strikes, pray for the safety of the survivors, ERTs and first responders. Here’s a place to start.
  • Give: Help us prepare for disaster response by donating money. Click here to make a donation today. Please do not bring unsolicited items to the conference center.
  • Get trained: We always need volunteers trained to work on Early Response Teams. See opportunities above, or contact Billy Robinson at or 803-539-8429 for more information.
  • Prepare: Assemble and donate relief supplies for UMCOR. Click here to learn how.


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