Gaithersburg Church of the Nazarene Disaster Preparedness


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All Disaster Action Team members

Posted on February 11, 2014 at 9:35 PM

Contact me on my cell phone, this is important. i need updated information on all members since my harddrive crashed and i need phone numbers, addresses, full names, and emails. No one from the church team has contacted me YET !


Required Training

Posted on February 2, 2011 at 7:09 AM

All D.A.T. (Disaster Action Team) members will try to complete the "FEMA Emergency Management Institute" courses. These are required for continued training. The following are listed;

* IS-700a National Incident Management System (NIMS) an introduction.

* IS-100a (ICS 100) Introduction to Incident Command System, I-100.

* IS-200 (ICS 200) ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents.

* IS-800.b National Response Framework, an Introduction.

**A course number that has a letter after the number is a newer version of the course ***

To signup, go to this web page, http/

If you do not complete each course in one sitting , you will have to start it all over again. so do not fool around while taking this, you can not save it.

At the end you will fill out personal info for your certif and you may or may not get a certificate in your email, or it may come by mail in a week. when you get your certif, forward me a copy or make a copy for your training files. If your training file does not have a copy, you never had the training !

More online courses will follow, do not jump beyond what is required. for more info or clarification call Dave Ortiz, 757-254-2898 - C, your Disaster Preparedness Coordinator.

"Surviving Disaster - Earthquake

Posted on October 5, 2010 at 8:44 AM

If you are to be in an earthquake prone area watch this !


"Surviving Disaster - Hijacking"

Posted on October 5, 2010 at 8:25 AM

If you travel in the air, here is some good info to survive a hijacking.

please do not take this lightly


"Surviving Disaster - Pandemic"

Posted on October 5, 2010 at 7:51 AM

Here is a good video with a lot of info about pandemic survival.


"Surviving Disaster - Nuclear Attack"

Posted on September 15, 2010 at 1:49 PM

"Surviving Disaster - Nuclear Attack"


Here is a good video with a lot of info to absorb or to be reminded about:



This SPIKE TV series, Season 1, has covered a lot of different scenarios. At this linked page, you can jump to other episodes that are of interest.                                                                     




FEMA Disaster Courses

Posted on March 22, 2010 at 1:38 PM

FEMA offers online courses for free and all you need is the time and a PC. You can also get a degree from FEMA in Disaster Managment. The web page:       


                                                          Emergency Management Institute Image Logo



** Also if you plan to volunteer with red cross, they require that you take certain courses

Disaster Class (MASSCARE)

Posted on March 22, 2010 at 12:47 PM

Redcross will be conducting a MASSCARE class all day on 24 April 2010, from 0900 - 1700  hrs, will cover Shelter Operations, Mass Care overview, Shelter Simulation. This is the first step in becoming a Volunteer and be able to assist in a shelter and to be certified to work in a shelter.  Bring your own lunch or be able to go to one of the fast food places down the road. coffee and hot tea will be available.

Sponsor: Church of the Nazarene, Gaithersburg, MD.


POC: Dave Ortiz, 240-293-6150 or cell  757-254-2898

Training will be ongoing, so keep checking this web page.


Location: Training will be at the Church of the Nazarene, 8921 Warfield Rd. Gaithersburg, MD, 20882.  


Red cross disaster classes.

Posted on March 13, 2010 at 12:58 AM

Classes will be scheduled in the near future with Redcross for disaster courses. the classes will be held on Saturdays only. Times and dates will be posted in the calendar when issued to us. All classes will be held at the Gaithersburg church of the Nazarene unless otherwise stated.