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 – $20.00
Returning volunteers needing badge – $15.00
BCM students – $15.00

Times:

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

February 11, 2023

Frink Baptist Church

Frink Baptist Church,  1830 S. George Nigh Expressway, McAlester, OK 74501

March 25, 2023

Pryor, First

First Baptist Church, 601 E. Graham Ave., Pryor, OK  74361

April 15, 2023

Countryside Church

Countryside Church, 2124 S. Western Rd., Stillwater, OK  74074

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.

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.

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, Jason Yarbrough
10:30-12:00    Training

New Volunteers

    • Sign in at New Volunteer table
    • Pay $20
    • Register & Background check
    • Badge Photo
    • Attend Orientation
    • Attend Training
    • Check out at New Volunteer table

    Badge Renewals

     

    • Sign in at Returning Volunteer table
    • Pay $15
    • Register & Background check
    • Badge Photo
    • Attend Orientation
    • Attend a class of your choice