'DR 101' training is the introduction to Disaster Relief and to evangelism in Disaster Relief.
Training for Disaster Relief has two major components. The first is the credential process, which is completed online using the resources on this webpage. The second component is 'unit training.' Unit training can be completed either "in the field" with an active deployment or at a scheduled unit training event. Online training and cedentialing must be completed before unit training.
How online training works:
1. Register online and pay for your training.
This includes selecting a training date. The fee covers online training, background check, and unit training. If you go on a deployment BEFORE the in-person training, you may complete the unit training in the field.
2. Complete all forms and paperwork.
Download, fill out, and then email the forms at the bottom of this page to firstname.lastname@example.org. You will also email a photo of yourself that can be used for your ID. It must be a passport style picture with a plain background. Just have someone take your picture with your phone and send the picture to the same email address.
3. Watch the online training videos and take the exam.
The online training is broken into 5 videos: 4 short videos for DR101 and Evangelism (EV101). These courses will ONLY be offered online and are required BEFORE you do your unit training. The online training can be done anytime prior to unit training. Once you complete the online training videos you will take a short, online quiz covering the information you have learned.
4. Complete unit training.
After completing steps 1-3 above, you will receive your Ohio Disaster Relief ID card and yellow hat. You are now ready for the in-person unit training date selected in step 1 or to deploy and complete your unit training in the field.
IMPORTANT: To complete unit training in the field, you must contact John Heading, Ohio DR director, in advance via email so plans can be made for your deployment.
REMINDER: DR101 quiz and the EV101 & EV102 assignment must be completed BEFORE you come to the in-person training or before you can deploy.