This is where TBM: Texans on Mission Disaster Relief training begins. It includes an introduction and overview of TBM Disaster Relief ministries, including the mission statement, history and brief overview of additional ministry opportunities within TBM.

Orientation (Friday evening) is required for all Disaster Relief volunteers and is required for renewal of credentials. This course is a pre-requisite for all other specialty training, including the Basic Chainsaw Training offered Saturday. Credentials received through Orientation are necessary for entry into disaster areas and are good for five years.

Overnight sleeping facilities (bring your own sleep gear/bedding) will be available for those who wish to stay over for the Saturday Chainsaw (Basic) training. Breakfast snacks, donuts and coffee will be available Saturday morning before the Chainsaw training begins. No showers available.

Sign up for the orientation and pick the specialty area in which you'd like to serve. This will give the training and background check you need to begin delivering help, hope and healing after disasters through TBM.

Orientation or recertification is a two-step process. First, register for classes below. Second, complete a background check by clicking here

If you have any questions before the event, please email Butch Moore at rebutch@yahoo.com.

Specialty Training Descriptions

Basic Chainsaw Training

Target audience: TBM DR volunteers wanting chainsaw training to work with the DR Chainsaw ministry.

Basic skills on how to safely operate chainsaws while helping survivors after a disaster. Basic tree felling and bucking techniques will also be reviewed/introduced. This is a full-day course with classroom training followed by hands-on training with a chainsaw. Students should come dressed for field operations — long pants, preferably long sleeve work shirt, work shoes or boots (tennis shoes and sneakers not permitted); no shorts or sandals. Chainsaws and safety equipment will be provided. All attendees will receive a manual. Pre-registration online is required.

Disaster Relief Orientation

Introduction and overview of the TBM Disaster Relief Ministries, including the mission statement, history and brief overview of additional ministry opportunities within TBM.

This is a required orientation for all Disaster Relief Volunteers and is required for renewal of credentials. This course is a pre-requisite for all other specialty training. Credentials received through this training are necessary for entry into disaster areas and are good for five years. There is a $30.00 fee for the required background check that is collected as part of the registration process. Training is also open to youth 16 and 17 years old and are not subject to a background check and are not issued credentials. Pre-registration online is required. When you register there is a two-step process, first the background check, then for class registration.

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