Phase 2: Get Ready

Building on the foundation of Basic Training, ERT further develops each man as they spend time in God’s Word, receive continued discipleship, cultivate personal responsibility, and learn response skills that are then applied while on real-life deployments and other service opportunities. ERT is designed to equip and encourage each man and impress on him a willingness to serve as a way of life.

Training Elements

An introduction to Basic Structural Fire Fighting terms and tactics, enabling the student to perform to International Fire Safety Training Association (I.F.S.T.A.) standards.

This course provides a working knowledge of ropes and anchors used in rescue incidents to retrieve victims. Skills learned in the class are tested by simulating real-life rescue scenarios.

A practical series on how to share your faith with opportunities to minister to those outside of the ALERT community.

Open Water Diver

An optional entry-level course with certification through the National Association of SCUBA Educators. The student will receive training in the fundamentals of SCUBA diving, including proper buoyancy, basic diving physics and physiology, equipment use and maintenance, decompression theory, and basic diving first aid. Prerequisite to Advanced Open Water and Special Response Diver.

Advanced Open Water Diver

An optional advanced SCUBA course with NASE certification. Training includes areas of diving specialty, such as night diving, deep diving, and navigation diving. Special emphasis is placed on solidifying the student’s self-confidence in his personal diving skills. Prerequisite: Open Water SCUBA Diving. Prerequisite to Special Response Diver.

Special Response Diver

Optional training in underwater search and recovery with certification through the National Academy of Police Diving. Topics include search patterns, vehicle recovery, body recovery, and underwater crime scene investigation. Prerequisite: Advanced Open Water SCUBA diving or equivalent certification from another nationally recognized agency. Proof of certification must be provided at registration.

Instruction in structural collapse, urban search-and-rescue, structure stabilization, shoring techniques, and patient extrication.

Instruction in the proper use of the chainsaw, as well as chainsaw maintenance and safety procedures. The skills gained in this course will find important practical application on disaster deployments and local service projects.

Training in the fundamentals of wildland firefighting operations, fire behavior, and human dynamics.  At completion, certification is issued for S-130, S-190, L-180, I-100, and students are ready to qualify as Type II wildland firefighters per NWCG standards.

Deployments

Throughout Training

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