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Greene County CERT Training

CERT provides basic disaster preparedness and response training to the public.  A typical CERT class includes 24 hours of training covering

  • Disaster Preparedness
  • The National Incident Management System (NIMS)
  • Basic First-Aid
  • Small-Fire Suppression
  • Light Search & Rescue Techniques
  • Disaster Psychology
  • Terrorism Awareness
  • CERT Organization

The class concludes with a practical exercise in which you'll respond to a simulated disaster to practice skills learned in the classroom.

The course fee for the basic class is $20 per person unless otherwise stated.

Classes will be held at the Public Safety Center: 330 W. Scott St. Springfield, MO 65802

Training/Event Dates/Times Location:
 CERT Training  Aug 22

 Public Safety Center

 CERT Training  Aug 29

 Public Safety Center

 CERT Training  Sep 12

 Public Safety Center

     


To register for any of our classes or to help at events, please send an email to gccert@greenecountymo.org with your name and contact phone number.

 

JOIN THE GREENE COUNTY TEAM!

After completing CERT basic training, you'll have the option to register with the Office of Emergency Management as an official CERT volunteer.  As a registered member, your name will be added to a pool of core volunteers the OEM may call upon for assistance in a variety of roles during both disasters (ice storms, tornadoes, floods, etc.) or pre-planned events (fairs, parades, concerts, etc.).  You will also be eligible for enhanced training in a variety of disaster preparedness & response courses we offer only to registered volunteers.

Registration is easy; all you need to do is fill out a volunteer application form and submit to a background check.  By registering as a CERT member, you are agreeing to abide by the policies set forth in our standard operating guidelines (SOGs) while acting in an official CERT capacity.  A copy of our volunteer registration form and background check procedures can be found below, along with a copy of our SOGs.

CERT Application & Background Check

Greene County CERT SOGs

If you have any questions, please contact the CERT director at the Springfield-Greene County Office of Emergency Management by telephone at 417-869-6040 or by email at gccert@greenecountymo.org.