BC MO CERT Calendar

June 12, 2019 – BC MO CERT Tabletop Exercise – BC MO EM Deputy Director Sam Henley and BC MO CERT Coordinator Barb Vining are hosting a tabletop training exercise for the entire BC MO CERT group.  There will be a guest speaker (a first responder) who will come in to teach the group about the professional side of the tabletop and let the group know what is expected of them in that situation.  The group will also take inventory of existing CERT bags and pack them so they are ready in case they are needed.  Prospective members are encouraged to attend so they can meet the group and sign up for the upcoming September 2019 training class!

May 11, 2019 – Inaugural monthly meeting of the BC MO CERT. We would like to have all current and prospective members come in to set up future monthly CERT meetings, training, topics to be covered, and upcoming events. Meeting will occur at the Benton County 911 building located behind the water tower in Warsaw at 1231 Hirsch Pkwy Warsaw, MO 65355. We look forward to seeing you!

May 4-5, 2019 – Compressed BC MO CERT Training class. 8 AM to 8 PM each day. Location: Warsaw Lincoln Ambulance Barn 1206 Medic Dr. Warsaw, MO 65355. Email BC MO CERT Coordinator Barb Vining at bcmocert@gmail.com to reserve your spot.

Update: Completed! Thank you to everyone who participated! March 14, 2019-US Army Corps of Engineers Tabletop Exercise. CERT members will learn what role they play during a large-scale emergency as well as observe other agencies interactions and efforts for the exercise.

Update: Completed! Thank you to everyone who participated! March 13, 2019-US Army Corps of Engineers Open House at the Truman Dam Visitor Center from 5 PM to 7 PM. CERT members will be in charge of sign in sheets and answering questions about the CERT program, group, and training.

Update: Completed! Thank you to everyone who participated! March 5, 2019-BC MO CERT Open House. Location: Warsaw Lincoln Ambulance Barn next to the water tower in Warsaw. 1206 Medic Drive Warsaw, MO 65355. Hours: 10:30 AM to Noon. You can come meet the trainers, ask questions, and sign up for March’s training class! Refreshments will be provided!

UPDATE:  Completed!  Thank you to everyone who participated! December 8, 2018-BC ARES/BC MO CERT Christmas Party.  The BC ARES has invited the BC MO CERT to a joint Christmas Party!  For more information, see the BC ARES website.

UPDATE:  Completed!  Thank you to everyone who participated!  November 14, 2018-Marie and Sam are hosting a tabletop training exercise for the entire BC MO CERT group.  We will have a guest speaker from Benton County 911 Dispatch attend to talk to the group about what kinds of things the dispatchers need from the CERT members if they need to call in and report an emergency.  The group will continue taking inventory and restocking the CERT packs so they are ready in case they are needed.  Prospective members are encouraged to attend so they can meet the group and sign up for upcoming training classes!

UPDATE:  Completed!  Thank you to everyone who participated!  October 20, 2018-The BC MO CERT, BC MO EM, and BC MO ARES are taking part in the simulated emergency test hosted by Kansas City and Johnson County.  We will meet at the Benton County 911 Center at 8:30 AM to prepare to deploy small teams of CERT members with an ARES member out to different locations in the county to simulate an emergency and how information will be passed to the EMA and out to other counties.  We invite ALL BC MO CERT members to attend as well as prospective members who wish to learn more about the group!

UPDATE:  Completed!  Thank you to everyone who participated!  October 12, 2018 – Join the trainers and perhaps the first responders who assisted with the Final Disaster Scenario for the September 2018 CERT class in their hot wash (debrief).  We invite the new CERT members as well as existing CERT members to make this a team-building exercise.  Learn the faces of your team members, pack the packs, and meet the first responders who support the CERT in our county!  Join us at 5:30 PM at the 911 building behind the water tower in Warsaw.  1231 Hirsch Pkwy, Warsaw, MO 65355.

UPDATE:  Completed!  Thank you to everyone who participated!  June 13, 2018 – Marie, Martha, and Sam are hosting a tabletop training exercise (a multi-vehicle automobile accident) for the entire BC MO CERT group.  Marie is hoping to have a guest speaker come in to teach the group about traffic control.  The group will also take inventory of existing CERT bags and pack them so they are ready in case they are needed.  Prospective members are encouraged to attend so they can meet the group and sign up for the upcoming September training class!

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