Our Lutheran Early Response Team (LERT) hosted a chainsaw training event in July. Teams learned about safety after a storm and what it means to serve as part of a chainsaw team. First, on Friday night, teams attended a classroom session. Finally, on Saturday, they had a hands on opportunity to cut lumber and practice what they learned from the lecture.

LERT Chainsaw Training

LCMS Disaster Response & Thrivent Financial covered all the cost for the chainsaw training. Because of their generosity we were able to donate registration funds back to LCMS Disaster response, Shepherd’s Heart Ministry, and the St. Luke’s LERT fund.

Here is what people had to say about the event:

“The class on Friday was extremely interesting and informative.  The presentation showed how dangerous operating a chainsaw can really be without the proper training and equipment.” -Ernie E.

“I thought the chainsaw training was a great experience. Pastor Ed Brashier was an outstanding and patient trainer. I look forward to seeing how God can use the men and women of St. Luke’s to spread the Gospel by caring for people when they need it most, after a natural disaster.” -David D.


LERT Chainsaw Training

Stay tuned for more LERT opportunities!