Our training here at ALERT Focuses on three main areas of development.
The first area is personal development. The teaching, training and counseling are designed to ensure that ALERT men are anchored in Christ, are in the process of developing a Christian service attitude, are improving in character development, are learning team work, and are developing the ability to endure hardship.
The second area is developing men with competence, training, and a readiness to respond to a wide variety of crisis situations across the United States and around the world.
And finally, preparing men for their future responsibilities as citizens, husbands, fathers, and leaders in their churches and communities.
Each of the three phases of training offered at ALERT focuses on addressing these areas. A man’s time at ALERT starts when he enters our nine-week Basic Training. Following this first phase, he receives ten weeks of Emergency Response Training where crisis service skills are learned and practiced. The final phase of training is primarily dedicated to developing an occupational skill. Interwoven into all three phases are service projects, emergency responses, and disaster deployments where the men have an opportunity to put their training into practice.