Christian County EMA: http://ema.christiancountymo.gov/MRC.htm
Christian County Cert Central: http://christiancountymocert.samariten.com/
Medial Reserve Corps Training: http://www.mrc.train.org/desktopShell.aspx
National Citizen Corps: www.citizencorps.gov
National Cert: www.citizencorps.gov/cert/
National Fire Corps: www.firecorps.org
Fire Corps Academy: www.firecorps.org/academy
National Volunteer in Police Service (VIPS): www.policevolunteers.org/
National ARES: www.arrl.org/ares
Red Cross: www.redcross.org
Red Cross Classes: http://www.redcross.org/takeaclass
Salvation Army: www.salvationarmyusa.org
USDA- Food and Nutrition Services: www.fns,usda.gov/fns
National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NVOAD): www.nvoad.org
National USA on Watch (Neighbor Watch): www.usaonwatch.org
National Weather Service: www.weather.gov
Phil Amtower: PhilA69682 at aol.com
Linda Barger: lindabarger at christiancountymo.gov
Ed Hultgren: edhultgren at gmail.com
(Replace at with @ for the email address)
Next C.E.R.T. class will be starting soon in Clever!
Friday July 19th: 6pm to 9pm
Saturday July 20th: 8am to 4pm
Saturday July 27th: 8am to 4pm
Click here to register if you are interested in the class!
The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program helps train people to be better prepared to respond to emergency situations in their communities. When emergencies happen, CERT members can give critical support to first responders, provide immediate assistance to victims, and organize spontaneous volunteers at a disaster site. CERT members can also help with non-emergency projects that help improve the safety of the community.
New Citizen Corps Promotional Video!
This video introduces our Citizen Corps program and all the various
components of that program. You'll learn about the CERT Division as
as well as the VIPS, Neighborhood Watch and Fire Corps divisions.
We also highligh the CERT training program. This is a pre-requisite to
be a volunteer in any of the above programs. We'll describe what the training
is all about as well as walk you thru each module.
Volunteers are very important in Christian County.
They play a vital role in disaster preparedness, response and recovery.
Hopefully, after watching the video, you'll have a better understand of what the
program is all about and you will want to be a part Citizen Corps!
CERT Training for Preparedness
After watching the video, you might find that volunteering is not what you want to do.
But, you would like to take the CERT training for just for your own personal
knowledge...to be better prepared for a disaster. That is OK.
There is NO COST for the training, whether you want to be a volunteer or not!!
Community Preparedness is not the work of any one group. Ultimately, it is the responsibility of
every citizen in every community. The Citizen Corps Council extends an open invitation to all residents
Christian County to join in the movement to enhance safety for us all. Specifically, you can prepare and
participate by focusing on the following areas:
Yourself: Learn all you can about community preparedness. A good way to start is by reviewing the materials on this Web site and the other links listed on the left side.
Your Family: Make sure your whole family has a preparedness plan covering all contingencies. Download and complete a variety of comprehensive checklists for preparing your family, home, school, neighborhood, or business.
Your Neighborhood: Become active in your neighborhood or homeowners’ association
and review the community preparedness materials for discussion and action. If you do
not belong to an association, meet with a small group of neighbors and share preparedness information with them. Then extend your circle to encompass more neighbors.
Your Community: Get involved in community preparedness activities and organizations.Participating in CERT is a good way to start!!
A colloboration between Christian County Emergency Management
and the Chrisitan County Health Department
We are currently recruiting Christian County Medical Professionals to participate in the Medical Reserve Corps. If you should accept a position as a Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) volunteer, you could be called upon to assist with public health efforts in times of special need or disaster, e.g. during a major communicable disease outbreak, an earthquake, flood, or an act of terrorism. MRCs bring volunteers together to supplement existing local emergency plans and resources.
Members of an MRC may also want to volunteer their time throughout the year in order to promote community public health and education. Please bear in mind that this position is strictly of a volunteer nature and you would never be required to participate in any event that would cause a hardship for you with either your work or personal situation.
Show-Me Response is Missouri’s Emergency System for Advanced Registration for Volunteer Health Professionals, which is a federaldirective through the U.S. Department of Health andHuman Services to support more efficient intrastate, state-to-state, and state-to-federal health care volunteer response. It is a web-based management system that allows health care and non-medical professionals to preregister online and become volunteers in the event of a major disaster or public health emergency. Show-Me Response provides readily available, verifiable, up-to-date information regarding a volunteer’s identity, professional license verification status, and employment information, as well as tools to notify and manage the activation of volunteers
Downloadable files for members and prospective members
Downloadable forms that are required for MRC Members