The Springfield-Greene County Office of Emergency Management offers a CERT training course, to accepted applicants who are interested in learning how to respond to disasters in their community. Throughout the training, participants will learn basic disaster preparedness skills in the classroom and in the field. The class concludes with a practical exercise in which class participants will respond to a simulated disaster to practice skills learned in the classroom.
Upon finishing the Virtual CERT training series, participants will earn a certificate. Participants must turn in the Virtual CERT certificate and attend all in-person classes to include the practical exercise to receive a Basic CERT course completion certificate at the conclusion of all training.
The CERT Basic Training course will be hosted in a virtual forum, upon registration additional information will be forwarded to each participant to access the virtual training. All hands on / practical exercises will be held at the Public Safety Center: 330 W. Scott St. Springfield, MO 65802.
We are committed to building our community's disaster resiliency by implementing best practices in emergency management in order to aggressively reduce loss of life, limit damage to property and minimalize harm to the environment.
Monday-Friday 7:30 am to 4:30 pm (except holidays). A staff member assigned as Duty Officer maintains an on-call, 24/7 status.