Greene County Missouri Community Emergency Response Team
2014 CERT Calendar of Events and Training
The course fee for the basic class is $20 per person unless otherwise stated.
|Type of Training/Event||Dates/Times||Location|
|Storm Spotter Class||February 25th 6:30pm-8:30pm||Assembly of God|
Severe Weather Expo
|March 1 10am-4pm||Battlefield Mall|
|Ham Radio Training ($14 test)||March 8th and March 15th 8am-2pm. Must attend both days.||Public Safety Center|
|Life Betterment Fair||March 8th 10am-2pm||Central Assembly of God|
|EOC Workshop/Phonebank Training||March 11 10am-12pm||Public Safety Center|
|Safe and Sound Saturday||March 22 9am-4pm||Springfield Expo Center|
ARE YOU READY?
The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional respondors are not immediately available to help. CERT members are also encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community.
What steps should you take?
1) Make a Plan - Do you have a plan for what to do if disaster strikes? Do you know how to contact people in your family, even if they are at work or school? Do you have places picked out as meeting locations, and do you have multiple in case one cannot be reached?
2) Build a Kit - Have things on hand that you would need during an emergency, including food, water, flashlights, sturdy shoes, a first aid kit, etc.
3) Stay Informed - How are you going to get your information during a disaster? Do you have the basic tools you would need to get critical information?
4) Get involved - Join into a CERT class and start learning some of the other skills that will be important during a disaster.
Greene County Office of Emergency Management
Emergency Management Specialist
Hazard Specific Documents