Emergency Disaster Training is available throughout the year at no charge unless specified. All courses require registration. Full-day courses provide lunch.

To sign up, contact Ed Johnson at or call 847-415-7092 for more information.

2016 Training Schedule
National Disaster Training Program (NDTP)
Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM)
*Training with Cadets from The Salvation Army College for Officer Training (CFOT)

Introduction to The Salvation Army EDS, a required course for all active EDS volunteers, is available online.

  • Visit our online training website for the state of Illinois at
  • Scroll to the bottom of the list and select Register for Introduction to The Salvation Army Disaster Services for the Metropolitan Division.
  • A link to begin the class will be sent to you via email within one business day

Jun 18 NDTP: Incident Command System 8am – 4pm
Jul 23 EDS Safe From Harm – 3rd Quarter 8am – 12pm
Sep 29 EDS Volunteer Appreciation Dinner TBA
Oct 15 ServSafe® – Kroc Center, Chicago 8am – 12pm
Oct 21-22 CISM: Emotional and Spiritual Care in Disasters [Revised] 8am – 4pm
Nov 5 EDS Safe From Harm – 4th Quarter 8am – 12pm