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"The opportunities to learn new skills and doing
"physical" work- outdoors: Sandbagging, article
searches, door to door flyer handouts! All while helping
my community. "
- 3 year CERT volunteer, Patty
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.
The primary reason for CERT training is to give people the decision-making, organizational, and practical skills to offer immediate assistance to family members, neighbors, and associates while waiting for help. While people will respond to others in need without the training, the goal of the CERT program is to help people do so effectively and efficiently without placing themselves in unnecessary danger.
Johnson County Emergency Management offers C.E.R.T. training approximately twice a year, free of charge. The course is normally offered once in the fall and once in the spring. We can schedule other training dates for groups of 10 participants or more.
Johnson County has a Community Emergency Response Team of approximately 55 members, from all different backgrounds. If you are interested in joining our team or just interested in the training, please contact our office at 660-747-2666.
"Getting out and about with good
- 2 year CERT volunteer, Darrin
Johnson County, Missouri
"The people you work with, both
EMA and CERT members, all enjoy
- 2 year CERT volunteer, Tammy
Why should you join CERT?
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