Are you ready for a convergence with a purpose!!!

After the Hurricane Matthew clean up, it became vitally clear that while F3 had the manpower and gumption to assist in disaster relief, we didn’t have any official credentials. F3 St. Simons is going to host, in partnership with SSUMC, an Early Response Team Training event. Through this course you will learn what is needed to assist in the clean up efforts, and you will also receive a FEMA Level 2 credential. This credential will allow access to a disaster zone prior to the general public, and even residents. Details below.

BUT what would be an F3 event, without some of all the F’s. Weekend schedule is below!

We hope to have a lot of participation from outside of our nomad. If we have enough interest, we will set up some room blocks at King and Prince Hotel (Ocean Front on SSI), The Inn at Sea Island, and The Cloister at Sea Island (only the best for the best).

If you would like to be a part of this exciting weekend, please HC below and send an email to and I’ll get your relevant information. DEADLINE to HC is 3/1. $$$ Due no later than 3/31

Disaster Early Response Team Training-April 29-SSUMC

An Early Response Team (ERT) is a self-contained team that enters a disaster area by invitation. ERTs provide emergency repairs and/or assistance to help people be safe, sanitary, and secure until insurance and other help is available.

United Methodist ERT’s offer a Christian presence and are trained to provide various types of physical, emotional and spiritual assistance to disaster survivors.  ERT’s are taught the types, phases and levels of disaster as well as the unique role and purpose of “early response.” Training also includes team leadership, team needs and equipment, spiritual and emotional care, faith-based disaster response, chainsaw safety, how to tarp roofs safely and how we coordinate with United Methodist Volunteers in Mission (UMVIM) and United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR).

$50 per person Registration fee includes: Lunch (provided by F3SSI), T-shirt, Credentials (Badge), Background check, Manual, Training and Dinner!

Our class is actually two parts! The first session is the ERT specific training and will be done around 1300. The 2nd class is a chainsaw intensive class, and we must have 6 guys sign up to host the course. To participate in the chainsaw course, you must have your own saw, and protective gear. The SSI Pax will work on securing extra saws, please let us know if you would like to participate in the chainsaw course, and if you would need a “rental” saw.

Weekend Schedule


2ndF-1900 (location and details coming soon)*


0600-0700 Beat Down                                                                                                                     0700-0800 Breakfast and Showers,Please                                                                                        0800-1700 Class                                                                                                                               1800-Dinner hosted by F3SSI (location and details coming soon)*


1030-SSUMC Church in the Park. Come see our AO in a different light. Church in the park is followed by a pot-luck lunch with Fried Chicken!

*The Friday & Saturday night events may be cancelled if we don’t have many out of town visitors.

PAX: minimal

QIC: yes