So, by now everyone knows about the Active Shooter Full Scale Exercise we had here on August 20, 2019. After a meeting between Mark and Sam to review events in the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and on scene with the new Benton County Emergency Communications (Em Comm) trailer and our BC MO CERT at Lincoln … Continue reading The BC MO EM Active Shooter FSE Review!
With the completion of week 3 of the Lincoln BC MO CERT training, our trainees learned about fire safety and search and rescue techniques, along with disaster psychology and how terrorism impacts CERT. The CERT class was fortunate to have great first responders involved in the training of the classes (though we learned we need … Continue reading July CERT Training in Lincoln-Week 3
Week two of the FREE CERT training in Lincoln brought us Units 3 (Disaster Medical Operations Part 1) and 4 (Disaster Medical Operations Part 2) with guest trainer Sal Rios! Sal is a former paramedic who now assists his community by training new CERTs! During Unit 3, new CERTs learned how to recognize and treat … Continue reading July CERT Training in Lincoln-Week 2
Providing information and training to the fine residents and visitors of our county about emergency preparedness is paramount to the BC MO EM! We hand out pamphlets, keep you up to date on social media, and provide a wide variety of topics and tips here on our website. We have another way to help you … Continue reading July 2019 CERT Training in Lincoln, MO!
If you were at the Lincoln 150th Anniversary Celebration/4th of July weekend event or at the Warsaw Fireworks, you no doubt saw some of Benton County's fine volunteers in action! The Benton County, MO Community Emergency Response Team (BC MO CERT) and Benton County, MO Amateur Radio Emergency Service (BC ARES) volunteers were out assisting … Continue reading An In-depth Look at the CERT/ARES Volunteers for the Lincoln Celebration!