2021 National CERT Conference is Complete!

To build and enhance the capabilities of CERT Teams everywhere!

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program educates volunteers about disaster preparedness for the hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. CERT offers a consistent, nationwide approach to volunteer training and organization that professional responders can rely on during disaster situations, which allows them to focus on more complex tasks. Through CERT, the capabilities to prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters is built and enhanced.


Conference Materials

PowerPoint Presentations and Conference Materials Downloads



CERT Awards

National and Local Missouri Award Winners


Conference Sponsors

See who is supporting the Nationwide CERT Program!



Contact Us

CERT@christiancountymo.gov
(417) 582-5400


Presenting Sponsor




Missouri State Emergency Management



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Exhibitors


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Course Instructors

Steve Peterson

Steve Peterson

Montgomery County, Maryland Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Virtual Operations Team Lead Mr. Steve Peterson serves the Montgomery County, Maryland Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) as its Virtual Operations Team…

Dante Gliniecki

Dante Gliniecki

Manager of the Emergency Preparedness Division for the City of Independence, MO Fire Department Dante Gliniecki began his emergency management career as a Disaster Services volunteer for the American Red…

John Carr

John Carr

Program Coordinator for Emergency and Disaster Management at Northwest Missouri State University. John Carr is the Program Coordinator for Emergency and Disaster Management at Northwest Missouri State University. This program…

Jeff Briggs

Jeff Briggs

Earthquake Program Manager for the Missouri State Emergency Management Agency Jeff Briggs is the earthquake program manager for the Missouri State Emergency Management Agency. He heads the SEMA’s earthquake preparedness…

Lisa Rubey

Lisa Rubey

Program Manager: New Braunfels Community Emergency Response Team & New Braunfels Search and Rescue Lisa Rubey is the Program Manager for the all-volunteer New Braunfels, Texas Community Emergency Response Team…

Cecil Higgins

Cecil Higgins

ARRL/CERT ARRL Missouri Section Manager/ CERT Instructor Course: CERT and Amateur Radio During Disasters Cecil Higgins is a retired Police Officer and Emergency Manager as well as a Licensed Amateur…