Before a word is on my tongue
you know it completely, O LORD.
Psalm 139:4

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Introduction to Disaster Response Seminar

July 6-10, 2015 YWAM Talisay Cebu

In an effort to be hands of compassion in times of need, YWAM Philippines is hosting the Introduction to Disaster Response Seminar.  This seminar is designed to prepare people with minimal rescue training or experience to safely lend assistance following disasters. The training is required for those who wish to become part of the YWAM Philippines’ national response team, the PHILEO Response Team.

The seminar will begin at 4 pm on Monday, July 6 and conclude late on Friday, July 10. The training will begin and end at the YWAM Talisay base in Cebu City.

The seminar will be physical and experiential and participants will be fully engaged in the training for the duration.  That is, there are no “off” times from the beginning of the seminar until it’s conclusion on the final night.

Topics Include:

  • Rescuer safety
  • Medical first aid
  • Ropes and knots
  • Water rescue
  • Relief distribution
  • Gear and packing
  • Incident Command System
  • Critical Incident Stress Debriefings


Registration fees include:

  • Course workbook
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Medical first aid equipment
  • Accommodation fees
  • Transportation fees during the course
  • Course completion certificate


For those who are interested to apply please fill out the forms found here IDR Seminar Registration and email to

Additional information about the PHILEO Response Team may be found at: