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IDES Church Training Day: Emergency Response & the Church's Role

August 17
Check in at 8:00 am
August 17
Check out at 5:00 pm
Brad Dodson


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Paper registration form and information packet available to download at the bottom of this page. Since lunch is provided for this event, we request that participants sign up BEFORE August 17 if at all possible to ensure an accurate food count. Thank you!

You and your church are invited to IDES Training at Round Lake Christian Camp! For more information on IDES (International Disaster Emergency Service) visit

All central-Ohio Christian Churches and Churches of Christ are invited to this one-day training event!


8:00-9:00 am: Overview of IDES 
9:00 am-12:00 pm: Prepare to Respond: Weather Disaster Preparation & Response
12:00-1:00 pm: Lunch 
1:00-5:00 pm: Safe Worship: Church Safety & Security Program


Who can benefit from this training?

  • Church & Ministry Staff
  • Department Heads (Children's Ministry, Etc.)
  • Elders & Church Leadership
  • Greeters & Ushers
  • Members of Existing Safety/Security Teams
  • Church Members with Concealed Carry Permits
  • Members of Local Emergency Management, Fire/EMS and CERT
  • Church Members Willing to Volunteer with Relief Efforts in a Distaster

What will you learn in the training?

  • The church’s role in different phases of a natural disaster
  • Disaster planning and emergency preparation steps for a variety of natural disasters
  • Specific ways that all church members can help in a disaster response
  • Immediate, short-term and long-term responses
  • Handling goods donations and financial donations
  • Volunteer management
  • Reduction of the overall risk of violence, especially before the crisis
  • Reduction of the number of injuries during the attack
  • Increasing the survivability of injured persons in the minutes after the attack

Host and Presentor: Rick Jett, Executive Director of IDES

Instructor: Ed Sanow 

Ed Sanow is the IDES Director of Training. As a 30-year veteran of law enforcement, he is ALERRT-certified in Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events and FEMA-certified as Community Emergency Response Team. 



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