ERT to hold three trainings this fall for disaster crews

South Carolina United Methodist Volunteers in Mission Early Response Team will hold three trainings this fall, which will cover both basic classes and renewals.

The trainings are scheduled for Sept. 9 at Faith United Methodist Church in Lexington; Sept. 30 at Cornerstone UMC in Rock Hill; and Oct. 21 at Edgefield UMC in Edgefield.

All ERT basic classes are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fees are $40 per person, which includes a manual, shirt, cap and badge. Renewals are from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and there is a $20 fee per person.

To register for a class, go to All registrants also must do a background check (which is free) through UMCOR at If asked for a code, enter 9x2r4eh. You may or may not be asked for it.

For more information, email ERT Coordinator Billy Robinson at [email protected]

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