The Disaster Response Team is a ministry started at NCCC in 2012. We want to be trained and ready to serve our families, church & community in event of a disaster (fire, earthquake, terrorist attack, etc).
NCCC Disaster Relief:
Let us know if:
1. You are trained in any aspect of Disaster Response or have specialized skills: (CERT, medical, Rapid Response Team, law enforcement, firefighting, care & shelter experience, food handling, mental health, elder care, Red Cross Training, ham radio, heavy equipment operator, construction trades, etc.)
2. You want to be trained so that you can be ready to help your family, neighbors, the church, or the community.
Download the Application then complete and drop it off at the Caring Ministry Table on weekends or the church office weekdays. (If you don’t have a printer, pick up the form at the Caring Table.)
Let’s be Jesus’ hands & heart in our community!
Training Opportunities in the Community…
• CERT - Community Emergency Response Team Trainings
If they don’t have a current training date, get on their email list to be notified of their next trainings - they fill up fast and are held usually once a year:
CERT members are trained in basic emergency response skills which are used to assist themselves, their families, and neighbors when a major disaster strikes and professional first responders have not yet arrived. CERT training covers basic life and property-saving skills that are important to know in a disaster when emergency services are not immediately available. Trained CERT volunteers can assist neighbors extinguish small appliance fires, secure natural gas to damaged homes, perform light search and rescue, and render basic medical aid. Trained volunteers also offer an important potential workforce to service organizations in non-hazardous functions such as community outreach and shelter support.
Topics include: Disaster preparedness, Fire safety , Disaster medical operations (i.e.: triage, treating burns, splinting, etc) , Light search and rescue operations , CERT organization, Terrorism and CERT, Disaster psychology
“Disasters in the recent past have shown that most people, when they are not hurt themselves, want to volunteer and help others. But without proper training, they can expose themselves to potential injury and even death. To take just one example, do you know how to recognize the danger of downed power lines? Basic training in disaster survival and rescue skills improves the ability of citizens to survive and take care of others less fortunate until professional responders arrive.” Encinitas CERT
• Carlsbad Residents Sign up in Carlsbad’s Volunteer Database to be notified when the training is scheduled. Click the Sign Up! button
• CERT Community Emergency Response Team
• Encinitas, Del Mar, Rancho Santa Fe, and Solana Beach CERT The CERT Academy teaches citizens basic emergency skills and educates them so that they can effectively respond to disasters as a part of a team. The program is modeled after the Los Angeles Fire Department’s program, which has been established in various communities nationwide. The program includes special training for basic fire suppression and medical care. Volunteers will also learn how to size-up search and rescue situations, such as a collapsed building, for example, to determine whether it is safe to go in. Classes are taught by Encinitas firefighters.)
• Encinitas CERT on Facebook
• Escondido CERT
• Oceanside CERT Training
• San Marcos CERT for San Marcos Residents age 18+ only.
• Vista CERT
• Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Trainings
• American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED Adult and Pediatric Classes (760) 757-5403 or their website There is a cost for these trainings. Other class options are available, check the website.
• Billy Graham Rapid Response Team Training
They offer Regional, National, and International trainings. Including:
• One-day Sharing Hope in Crisis Seminar
• Critical Incident Stress Management
• Chaplain Training Conference
• International Crisis Response Training
• Trauma Intervention Program - See Details for North County Training in Sept 2014
The first class is an overview of TIP where you’ll learn if TIP is right for you. If you think you’d like to be a TIP volunteer, we’d like to speak with you. After two weeks of training, including “on the job” training, TIP volunteers will be scheduled for 3 “on call” shifts per month for 12 hours each shift, during which time they are expected to respond to a trauma incident upon notification by an authorized emergency services organization. TIP volunteers must be immediately available by cell phone, and they are committed to being on scene within 20 minutes of notification. They also must attend a monthly 3 hour continuing education meeting. They also need auxiliary volunteers to help with fund raising, administrative, and other functions.
• Crisis Response Team: Specially trained citizen volunteers respond on a 24/7 basis to assist victims of traumatic events to any location requested by a participating emergency services agency within 20 minutes of the time called.
• TIP 4 Kids Program: TIP volunteers are trained to work with children in crisis. Volunteers bring teddy bears, coloring books, and age appropriate materials to the scene to work with children who have witnessed a tragedy or have lost a sibling or parent. Many times TIP volunteers assist parents in working with their own children following a tragedy.
• Senior Program: TIP volunteers respond to senior citizens in crisis to help in times of disorientation and confusion. Having someone near to guide a senior citizen through life transitions helps prevent anxiety and depression. A senior TIP volunteer can relate to seniors in crisis and bring comfort during a confusing time.
Training Opportunities at NCCC…
• Emergency Communications Training
November 26, 2012 - Complete
• Point of Distribution Training
March 21, 2013 - Complete
• Chaplain Training
Date pending at NCCC - taught by Mickey Stonier of The Rock Church
• Shelter Setup Training
Date pending at NCCC -taught by David Harrison, of the City of Carlsbad, Emergency Preparedness Dept.
• Family Preparedness Training
Date pending at NCCC
Emergency App for Smart Phones
The County of San Diego has created an app that can be downloaded to smart phones, iPads, etc. The app is free and is full of excellent information that is useful during a disaster. Just go to http://www.readysandiego.org/SDEmergencyApp/ then click the appropriate app for iPhones or Droids.
Other Helpful Disaster Related Links
www.Ready.gov Prepare, Plan, Stay Informed
Center For Disease Control and Prevention
CDC Emergency Preparation
CDC Disaster Mental Health Primer
Cardiac Arrest Video: Learn How to Save a Life