Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
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. If you are interested in becoming a CERT member, please contact the Osage County Emergency Operation Center at (573) 897-3561, ext 220 or 221.
Patricia Bock and Frank Dolan of Westphalia and EMA Director, Andi Rice along with Peggy Mulvania of Linn, were certified last weekend following completion of the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training in Vichy, MO.