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Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)


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

* Participants must attend all classes to complete the CERT training course and receive a certificate.

Fall 2017 CERT CourseSeptember 1609:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Fall 2017 CERT CourseSeptember 2309:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Fall 2017 CERT CourseSeptember 3009:00 AM - 04:00 PM

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

Join the Greene County CERT 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 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.

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 emailing our CERT Director.

CERT Application


Mission Statement

The Springfield-Greene County Emergency Management Program along with community stakeholders strives to be a national model of best practices in mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery against high-impact events to reduce loss of life, damage to property and harm to the environment. The Springfield-Greene County Emergency Management Program promotes enhanced regionalization of emergency management across southwest Missouri.


Contact Us

Office of Emergency Management Greene County Public Safety Center
330 W Scott Street
Springfield, MO 65802
(417) 869-6040 (417) 869-6654

Monday-Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm (except holidays). A staff member assigned as Duty Officer maintains an on-call, 24/7 status.