Pettis/Benton County EMAs Provide Radio Training to Bothwell Hospital!

When Pettis County Emergency Management Director Trisha Rooda reached out to us about putting together a Basic Radio Training Program for presentation to Bothwell Regional Health Center in Sedalia, we jumped at the chance to work with her! EMAs throughout the region (and state!) often work together to bring much-needed training opportunities to various businesses … Continue reading Pettis/Benton County EMAs Provide Radio Training to Bothwell Hospital!

BC MO CERT Class Completion!

What a whirlwind! The BC MO EM and the BC MO CERT just piloted the first ever, two-day, 20-hour (plus break and meal time) CERT class for Region A! This is the new wave in improvements we are attempting with the training program to better fit in with potential volunteers' schedules. This fast-paced, high-impact class … Continue reading BC MO CERT Class Completion!

BC MO CERT and Jubilee Days!

With all of the activities and events coming up in Benton County, our BC MO CERT is going to be very busy! After the group's free, condensed training class planned for May 4th and 5th (six slots still open; more information here), BC MO CERT's first big event for the year is the traffic control … Continue reading BC MO CERT and Jubilee Days!

Vehicle Extrication Training for Firefighters successful!

  Lincoln Fire Protection District hosted a vehicle extrication class on Saturday, March 10. There were approximately 40 firefighters from across Benton County who attended including personnel from Lincoln, Warsaw, Osage Valley, Lakeview Heights and Deer Creek Fire Protection districts. This is the last of three major training events that the Benton County Volunteer Fire … Continue reading Vehicle Extrication Training for Firefighters successful!

A Busy Week Makes for Measurable Progress!

WOW! This week has been very busy.  We'll focus on Wednesday through Friday for the sake of this update. On Wednesday, Mark and Samantha met with Marie Payne-Bowman, the Community Emergency Response Team Coordinator for Benton County.  Together, they launched a new webpage for Benton County, MO CERT, complete with a new logo, to give the … Continue reading A Busy Week Makes for Measurable Progress!