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|Plan. Prep. Listen. Here's how you can get started: 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. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community.
Next CERT Session in 2017
CERTification takes 20 hours. Classes are in Conference Room B at Cape Girardeau County Public Health Center - 1121 Linden Street, Cape Next session:
Feb. 28, March 7, 14, 21, 28 from Noon to 4PM
Refresher Class for Past Graduates
Already CERTified? Brush up on your life saving skills at the Emergency Operation Center on North Sprigg with either of these 8-hour options:
Let us know you are interested and we will be in touch!
- Jan. 24 and 26 from 5PM to 930PM
- Jan. 28 from 730AM to 5PM
REGISTER for upcoming CERT training, get more information
CERT training is scheduled through Southeast Missouri State University but the portal is not yet available. Private lessons may be scheduled at anytime for groups and organizations.
For more information:
City of Cape Girardeau
Are you ready? For more information on how to prepare, visit ready.gov.
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