The Early Response Teams (ERT) are probably the most visible component of the Disaster Response for the United Methodist Church. ERTs are specialized Volunteers in Mission (VIM) teams that fill a much-needed role in the immediate aftermath of a disaster. ERTs are trained by UMCOR and are ready to respond within their own communities, or to be deployed anywhere in the country. For more information, to schedule a class, or renew your certification go to the Rio Texas Conference Disaster Response website.

ERT Recertification

For thise who have previously been ERT trained, you can now recertify easily from the comfort of home. Go to to begin