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Disaster Response

Matt Brodie, coordinator
803-786-9486, Ext. 265


ERT Training Opportunities

Every participant must have a current background check (which is free) through UMCOR.

Click here to register for a background check.

You must take the ERT Basic Class before enrolling in any other classes.


March 14, 2020

Quarterly Early Response Team Training
  • Highland Park UMC, 1300 2nd Loop Road, Florence
  • Classes offered:
      • ERT Basic Training – (9 a.m.-5 p.m.) For ERTs and those who want to become one. Fee: $35 for first-timer, $10 for renewal.
      • Assessment/Clean-Out – (9 a.m.-Noon) Fee: $10
      • Chainsaw – (9 a.m.-1 p.m.) Fee: $10
      • ERT Team Leader – (1-3 p.m.) Fee: $10
  • Click here to register
  • For more information, call Billy Robinson at 803-539-8429 or

March 28, 2020

ERT Basic Training

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 Matt Brodie at or 803-786-9486, Ext. 265, for more information.
  • Prepare: Assemble and donate relief supplies for UMCOR. Click here to learn how.


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