Orientation & Credentialing

Volunteer orientation is open to any member of a Southern Baptist church who is at least 18 years of age. Attending orientation does not obligate you to serve, but is necessary before serving. A Disaster Relief ID badge will be issued to those who complete orientation and a background check. Updating an expiring/expired badge requires EVERYONE to complete orientation and a background check; currently, every three (3) years.

Orientations and credentialing events may include feeding, chainsaw, mud-out/ash-out, shower/laundry, first aid, damage assessment, formstack, and blue cap training. Damage assessment, formstack and blue cap training are limited to returning team members who have completed prerequisites.


Southern Baptists interested in being a part of the Disaster Relief team can attend any event listed below. Due to COVID-19, the number of people who can attend is limited. If you plan on attending, it is mandatory that you pre-register!

Additionally, temperatures will be taken and masks must be worn. Your understanding is appreciated.

New Volunteers – $15.00
Returning volunteers needing badge – $10.00
BCM students – $10.00

Registration: 8:30 a.m.

Classes start: 9:00 a.m.

September 12, 2020

First Baptist Church, 13307 E. 96th St. N., Owasso 74055

October 17, 2020

First Baptist Church, 1650 N. Main St., Newcastle, OK 73065

November 7, 2020

First Baptist Church, 210 S 1st St, Madill, OK 73446

Additional Training Opportunities for currently badged team members


Dates for 2020 Forklift/Skidsteer classes are below. All classes will take place at the Disaster Relief TEaM Center, 7180 NW Expressway, Okarche, OK 73762, from 9:00 am-1:30 pm. Class size limited to 8 persons. No DR badges will be issued or renewed; there is no cost for this. Lunch provided.

  • Monday, September 14

To reserve your spot for these classes as space is limited, email: Larry Gilbert larryandharriet@att.net for forklift or Don Whitnah donaldwhitnah@gmail.com for skidsteer.

CPR/First Aid Certification

The American Heart Association CPR/First Aid Certification classes will be taught at the DR TEaM Center, 7180 NW Expressway, Okarche, OK 73762 from 9:00 am-5:00 pm on the dates below. No DR badges will be issued or renewed. Lunch provided. Fee $20.00 payable in cash or check the day of the training.

  • Monday, September 14

Class size limited to 6 persons. If interested, email Darrell Knapp dknapp711@gmail.com for the date you want to attend. This class earns certification by the American Heart Association in CPR and First Aid.