BC MO CERT in the News

Why should I take CERT training?

(February 2018) News article by Martha Foster:

(Article from a previous class.) Community Emergency Response Team (C.E.R.T.) classes have been scheduled for Benton County in Warsaw, MO. The classes will be held at the Warsaw/Lincoln Ambulance Building on Medic Drive on March 12 (Monday), March 14 (Wednesday), March 19 (Monday), March 21 (Wednesday), and March 26 (Monday). The course requires 20 hours of training for certification. The times for the classes will be from 9:00am to 3:00pm. Every participant is to bring his/her own lunch and drinks. There will be no cost to take the classes but an equipment kit will be available for purchase. The course will be facilitated by Mrs. Marie Bowman, a certified C.E.R.T. instructor with assistance from the local EMS personnel who serve the citizens of Benton County. The C.E.R.T. training course will educate individuals about disaster preparedness, the hazards that can impact the immediate areas involved in the disaster and provide training in proper disaster response skills. These skills involve fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, disaster medical operations, life-saving skills with an emphasis on decision-making processes, rescuer safety, what to expect in terms of immediate services and how to do the greatest good for the greatest number of victims. There is a place for everyone to help out if a serious event occurs in Benton County. Another class is being scheduled for September 2018. For more information or to register, please call Martha Foster at (660) 438 – 6927.

PDF of S. Henley’s Magazine article:  CERT and ARES; A Partnership that’s Meant to be!

PDF of M. Richerson’s newspaper article:  BC MO CERT Presents The March 2018 CERT Class!

PDF of S. Henley’s Editorial:  Different Roles for Two CERT Training Classes

BCE news article for the March 2018 CERT Class

Media coverage of the overall CERT program

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