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Two chainsaw units served in a tornado response in Claremore, Oklahoma during the first week of June

  • North Trenholm Baptist Church (Columbia) Chainsaw
  • Kershaw Association Chainsaw


Eight chainsaw units plus an Incident Management Team served in Summerville, SC following a severe storm in mid-June.

  • Midlands Chainsaw
  • Charleston Assoc./Charleston Baptist Church Chainsaw
  • Edgefield Assoc. Chainsaw
  • Screven Assoc/Summerville Baptist Church Chainsaw
  • Waccamaw Assoc/North Conway Baptist Church Chainsaw
  • Williamsburg Assoc/Kingstree First Baptist Chainsaw
  • Columbia Metro Assoc/North Trenholm Baptist Chainsaw
  • Allendale-Hampton Assoc. Chainsaw
  • Incident Management Team made up of people from various areas





Click this link for a list of the South Carolina DR units (trailers of equipment with an official DR unit number), including name, number and location of each unit. SCDR List of Units


Baptist Disaster Relief strives to bring “help, hope, and healing” to people in crisis. Physical help may be in the form of cutting trees, serving food, washing clothes, or spraying for mold. That gives us the opportunity to also give emotional and spiritual help, offering the hope that comes from a relationship with Christ.

As a Unit Leader, make sure that every person on your team is ready to share the hope of Christ when opportunities arise.


  • Units are encouraged to respond to local community needs whenever you are aware of them. Please inform the state DR office by lunchtime when your unit activates locally. Rosters not received before 5:00 p.m. will not be provided accident insurance.
  • Events in which you would travel to another area of the state, or out-of-state, are coordinated through the state DR office. Please contact us if your unit is available to serve in a call-out; do not self-deploy outside of your local community.
  • Please PRAY about what God would have you do to share His love!


  • If your unit does not have a designated chaplain, please advise the Disaster Relief Office and one will be attached to your unit for each response.
  • ID Badges: If you wish to come to the convention building to renew a badge, please call ahead to make sure someone will be in the office.
  • Text messages to Unit Leaders will be limited to call-out notifications only. SMS Sharing Disclosure: No mobile information will be shared with third parties/affiliates for marketing/promotional purposes.



Each South Carolina Disaster Relief (SCDR) Unit Leader should become familiar with the forms they are responsible for completing when being deployed to a disaster site. Forms and explanations on their use are included for your convenience. You may download a copy of the form to print by clicking on the “Download” button. Note:  The forms that have a 2017 date at the bottom are the latest version of the forms, as reviewed in Jan. 2021.



Note:  The forms that have a 2017 date at the bottom are the latest version of the forms, as reviewed in Jan. 2021. Have all volunteers participating on a deployment complete form SCDR1. The SCDR1 must be kept on your unit while you are deployed, in case of accident or injury to the person. You may be asked to make copies of these forms for the On-Site Incident Commander. After returning from deployment, send your team’s SCDR1 forms to the state DR office. (Note: this is a change from previous practice, due to liability issues.)
PIF Download


The Unit Leader will complete and turn in a team roster. You and your team members will be credited with a deployment based on this roster. It is also used to obtain supplemental accident insurance for your team. There are several ways to submit a roster – choose one of these ways:

roster download


Untrained volunteers, formerly known as SUVs, are now designated as “Church or Community Volunteers” (CCVs).
CCVs who work with your team should sign in and out to document their hours. Insurance is not provided for these folks, but we need to know how many volunteer hours went into the job, including CCV hours. They also should complete a CCV PIF & Waiver before the start of work

Please send completed forms to the state office along with your team's PIFs by mail or scan/email after the deployment.
Ccv Sign-in Sheet

Ccv PIF & Waiver


Note:  The forms that have a 2017 date at the bottom are the latest version of the forms. Any request for help is recorded on SCDR3. This form is taken to the Command Post, where it serves as a work order. After the job is assessed, the Incident Commander then gives the work order to the appropriate Unit Leader . When the unit has completed the job, the SCDR3 is returned to the Command Post and filed. Keep updated blank copies of these forms on your unit in case someone walks up and asks for assistance. FYI: Protocol is that they call the Command Post with their request; so if you are asked to assist someone before you leave the area, call the Command Post to get permission from the Incident Commander before proceeding.
NOTE: Before beginning any assignment, the signature of the property owner MUST be obtained on form SCDR3.
PORA Download


Note:  The forms that have a 2017 date at the bottom are the latest version of the forms. Assessment teams should complete SCDR4 forms as they assess damage. These forms are used to record the job type and determine the extent of damage, size of the job, type of tools, equipment, and materials needed. These forms accompany the SCDR3,  and should be turned in to the Command Post so that adequate units and equipment may be secured.

Chainsaw Flood Recovery Temp Roof Repair Fire Recovery

House on Property Sorry We Missed You

Setting Job Priorities - Chainsaw

Setting Job Priorities - Mud-Out


Unit Leaders must submit reports on the unit's activities each day. Daily Reports should be submitted no later than 8:00 p.m. each evening while on deployment, including travel days.

    • Submit via Formstack on your smartphone or computer at this link:
    • If you are unable to submit online due to lack of wifi/internet connection, call or text the Operations Manager by 8:00 p.m. : 803-354-6294



This list gives reminders of the items that need attention as you prepare, serve, and return from deployments.
Unit Leader Checklist


Complete this form if a team member is injured while on deployment, even if a Formstack Incident Report was filed. Send to the DR Office as soon as possible (IMT may be able to scan & email it for you from the site).
Accident Form


This placard can be placed on the dashboard of vehicles while parked on deployment sites, to indicate that the vehicle is authorized to be on the site. Unit Leaders may distribute the placards to the drivers on their team.
Vehicle ID Placard