2014 Disaster Relief  Regional Training Conferences

February 22 • Crossroads Community Church, Summerville
March 8 • St Andrews Baptist Church, Columbia
April 5 • Rock Springs Baptist Church, Easley


South Carolina Baptist Disaster Relief (SCDR) currently has over 5,500 actively trained volunteers and is supported by 141 units. Disaster Relief ministry is for anyone 18-years-old or older who is willing to give of their time and energy to help others during times of crisis. Training is required to go on a deployment with any SCDR team.

Come to one (or all) of the regional training events to learn how to respond in the following areas: Assessment, Chainsaw, Children's Response, Communications, Emergency Response Team (ERT), Feeding, Medical, Mud-Out/Ash-Out, and Shower/Laundry. Click HERE to view class descriptions.

$35 for Returning Volunteers
$40 for New Volunteers
Cost includes all training materials and lunch.



April 5 Training - Rock Springs Baptist Church (201 Rock Springs Road, Easley)
Click HERE to register online with a credit card (VISA, MasterCard, Discover) for the April 5 event.

Click HERE to download a mail-in registration form.
NOTE: Mail-in registrations must be postmarked no later than two (2) weeks before each training.

• Registrations are transferable.
• Full refunds will be given if cancellation is received 30 days prior to the event.
• Consideration for partial refunds will be given in cases of illness (doctor's note needed) or a death in the family.

Please note that this tentative schedule is subject to change.
Check the website periodically for updates.
Click HERE to download a reproducible schedule.
Click HERE to view class descriptions.

7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
   ID Station Open for Returning Volunteers Only (ID Renewals)
 7:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Disaster Relief Store Open
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
   NEW Volunteer Training Class
     Introduction to Disaster Relief (DR)
     (Required for all NEW Volunteers / IDs will be made as part of the class)
   Returning Volunteer Training Classes
    *Children's Response Refresher Course
    *Feeding Refresher Course (9-11:30 a.m.)
11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
   ID Station Open for Returning Volunteers Only (ID Renewals)
11:45 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
   Training Classes
    **Chainsaw - Classroom & Lab
  ***Children's Response - 1 & 2
    **Feeding - Classroom & Lab
Select one of the 11 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. classes listed above
-OR- select two of the classes listed below (one for each of the following time periods).

11:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.
   Training Classes
      Emergency Response Team (ERT)
      Medical - Trauma
      Unit Leader (Offered at Columbia area training only / New leaders by invitation only)
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
   Training Classes
      Emergency Response Team (ERT)
      Medical - Trauma
4:00 p.m. - Adjourn

    * Refresher Courses are for returning volunteers who have already trained in that discipline.
  ** Both classroom and lab are required for Chainsaw and Feeding.
*** Numbered sessions (Children's Response 1 & 2) require attendance at all sessions to receive complete credit.

BACKGROUND SCREENINGS are now required for ALL SCDR Volunteers. All NEW volunteers AND any RETURNING volunteers who haven't completed a form with us since Fall 2011 need to complete a Background Screening form (included in your registration packet). Favorable background screenings are valid for three (3) years.

NOTE: The Disaster Relief store only accepts cash or checks. It is not set up for credit or debit card purchases.

Contact the Disaster Relief Office
 803.227.6041 or 800.723.7242 x4601

This ministry is made possible by the churches of the South Carolina Baptist Convention
and their giving through the Cooperative Program to impact the world.