Here you will find information on meetings, training classes, and more about the Benton County, MO Community Emergency Response Team!
Join us in the BC MO CERT Group on Facebook to be a part of the discussion!
FREE Basic Training Classes:
CERT basic training MUST be a cumulative minimum 20-hour training course. We have scheduled more hours than necessary each day to allow for practical applications, discussions, questions, and more.
CERT classes are completely FREE of charge and you do not need to bring anything to class with you. If you register at Deployment Level 2 or above, you will be provided with a CERT pack and/or CERT PPE at the conclusion of your training! We also ask you to complete select, free, online FEMA Independent Study courses depending on the level of activity you wish to pursue with the group. See the Deployment Levels flyer below for which FEMA courses we ask for by level and click here to get to our FEMA Training Links page.
The next BC MO CERT class will be in Lincoln, MO at Lincoln High School located at 101 Lamine St. in July 2019. It will be on Monday and Thursday nights from 6 PM to 9 PM, beginning on July 8th. If you are interested in signing up for the class or assisting with training our volunteers, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for further details!
FREE ADVANCED CERT TRAINING CLASSES:
We will be hosting a few more “ADVANCED” CERT 2-day training classes in 2019.
Requirements: Have previous emergency experience (retired first responder/military, worked with another emergency organization like the American Red Cross/ARES/Faith Based response group, etc.); complete a background check with the MSHP; complete the FEMA IS-100, IS-200, IS-317, IS-700, and IS-800 prior to training; and register with the BC MO CERT as Level 4 to take part in the Rural Region A CERT program.
About the Advanced CERT training class: Trainees must meet the 20-hour minimum basic CERT course. We run two twelve-hour days with all three meals sponsored by local businesses. You do not have to bring anything with you. Please wear pants and sturdy footwear, as half of our lessons are hands-on practicals.
For further questions or to sign up for an upcoming class (will be scheduled when we have at least 6 people committed to the training and have completed the requirements), please contact us at email@example.com and we will assist you!
CERT Frequently Asked Questions Flyer for use by any CERT team members: CERT FAQ Flyer
CERT Flyer for the front of training binders: CERT Binder Flyer
All CERT paperwork/forms for CERT team members: CERT Forms
New CERT Trifold Flyer: CERT Trifold