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. Pre-registration is highly recommended to speed check-in on the day of the event.

February 8, 2020

TEaM Center, 7180 NW Expressway, Okarche 73762

Feeding, chainsaw, recovery, formstack, initial contact and Blue Cap training
8:00am-1:00pm | Lunch provided
New Volunteers – $15.00
Returning volunteers needing badge – $10.00
BCM students – $10.00

April 4, 2020

Southeast Baptist Church, 2511 East Hancock St., Muskogee 74403

May 2, 2020

First Baptist Church, 218 S. 6th St., Ponca City 74601

September 12, 2020

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

Additional Training Opportunities

Forklift/Skidsteer

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.

  • Friday, March 20
  • Saturday, April 18
  • Monday, May 18
  • Friday, July 17
  • Saturday, August 15
  • 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.

  • Friday, March 20
  • Saturday, April 18
  • Monday, May 18
  • Friday, July 17
  • Saturday, August 15
  • 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.