Response Training

When volunteers join us in disaster zones, to help those in need, at minimum, we provide on the spot safety and response orientation.


Volunteers don't need a resume with previous disaster experience or any formal training prior to volunteering with NECHAMA. However, we do encourage preparation and training because in a disaster a little extra knowledge can go a long away!

Our curriculum is designed to provide volunteers with information and practical skills they need to be safe, effective, and make a real difference in disaster response.

upcoming training


On The Calendar

In The Works

Basics of NECHAMA's Disaster Response Program The who, what, where, why, and how of NECHAMA's response to disaster

Interested

TBD Late Summer



Anatomy of a Disaster An Introduction to Disaster Response and Recovery

Interested

TBD Late Summer


Flooded Structure Clean-upLearn how to safely and effectively respond to floods and our process for helping restore people's homes

Interested

TBD Late Summer



Chainsaw Classroom SessionSafety, Use & Maintenance of Saws

Interested

TBD Late Summer


Chain-saw Field Practicum
prereq: Chainsaw Classroom SessionHands-on Guidance Clearing Storm-Damaged Timber

Interested

TBD Late Summer




Equipment Operation, Safety, and Field MaintenanceLearn how to safely operate and do basic maintenance on our most frequently used equipment

Interested

TBD Late Summer