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.

Calendar

Southern Baptists interested in being a part of the Disaster Relief team can attend any event listed below. If you plan on attending, it is mandatory that you pre-register! The pre-registration form can be found at the bottom of this page.

Cost:

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

Times:

Registration: 8:30 a.m.
Conference Schedule: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

March 12, 2022

Claremore, First

107 East Will Rogers Blvd., Claremore, OK 74017

April 2, 2022

Purcell, First

400 W. Main St., Purcell, OK 73080

April 9, 2022

Altus, Martha Road

20388 E County Rd 158, Altus, OK 73521

September 17, 2022

Wynnewood, First

1515 E Robert S Kerr Blvd, Wynnewood, OK 73098

October 15, 2022

DR Team Center

7180 NW Expressway, Okarche, OK 73762

November 5, 2022

Lawton

Location TBD

Additional Training Opportunities for currently badged team members

Forklift/Skidsteer

All classes will take place at the Disaster Relief Facility, 7180 NW Expressway, Okarche, OK 73762

All classes listed are from 8:00am to 2:00pm. No DR badges will be issued or renewed; there is no cost for this.

To Register: Email rdeatherageaaa@gmail.com

Dates for upcoming Forklift/Skidsteer classes are below.

  • February 12, 2022

  • March 19, 2022

  • April 9, 2022

  • September 24, 2022

  • October 22, 2022

  • November 12, 2022

Equipment – CPR/First Aid

 

First Aid/CPR Classes will be offered at the DR Team Center (7180 NW Expressway, Okarche, OK 73762) on the following Saturdays in 2022:

  • February 19, 2022
  • April 9, 2022
  • September 24, 2022
  • October 22, 2022

The class will be held from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. and the cost is $20.00 per person.  To register, please email Darrell Knapp at dknapp711@gmail.com.

Disaster Relief Orientation Schedule

8:30-9:00        Registration
9:00-10:15      Orientation lead by DR Director, Don Williams
10:30-12:00    Training

New Volunteers

    • Sign in at New Volunteer table
    • Pay $15
    • Register & Background check
    • Badge Photo
    • Attend Orientation
    • Attend Training
    • Check out at New Volunteer table

    Badge Renewals

     

    • Sign in at Returning Volunteer table
    • Pay $10
    • Register & Background check
    • Badge Photo
    • Attend Orientation
    • Attend a class of your choice