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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.

Take a look at our schedule below.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Greene County CERT director at 417-869-6040 or via email at 


2015 CERT Calendar of Events and Training

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

Training/Event Dates/Times Location
 Animal Response Training/Meeting  January 29th 6pm-9pm  Public Safety Center
Life Betterment Fair Booth February 6th  9am-1pm Central Assembly of God
Public CERT class

February 21, 28th and March 7    Time: 10am-4pm  

 Public Safety Center

 Safe and Sound Booth  April 18th 8am-2pm  Fairgrounds E-Plex

To register for any of our classes or to help at events, please send an email to to let us know you are planning on attending.


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