2021 National CERT Conference

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.

Please Note! If you are registering for a “Pre-Conference Class”, you may ONLY choose ONE!


Register before April 30, 2021 and receive a free challenge coin!


Conference Date and Location:

Pre Conference Dates: July 12 -14

Main Conference: July 15-17th

Springfield, MO

Hotel Reservations: 
Please contact the OASIS Hotel directly to secure your room at 1-888-532-4338.

Springfield, Missouri at the Oasis Hotel and Convention Center
For Hotel Reservations call  1-888-532-4338.


ATTENTION!: For the conference, you cannot reserve online!!


CERT Award Nominations

National and Local Missouri Award Information


Conference Sponsors

See who is supporting the Nationwide CERT Program!


Hotel Information

Oasis Hotel & Convention Center


We are happy to announce that everyone who has registered for the conference by April 30, 2021 will receive a free limited edition conference challenge coin!

Contact Us

CERT@christiancountymo.gov
(417) 582-5400


Presenting Sponsor




Missouri State Emergency Management



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Exhibitor Information


Event Sponsorship Information


Course Instructors

Carla Glazebrook

Carla Glazebrook

Program Manager of the Fresno, California Community Emergency Response Team, Director of the Citizen Corps Council Course: Firefighter Rehabilitation Carla Glazebrook has been the program manager of the Fresno, California…

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…

Rob Wiley

Rob Wiley

Vice-President, First Care Provider Course: Stop the Bleed

Jane Wenner

Jane Wenner

CERT Coordinator/Gloucester County Assistant Emergency Management, Gloucester County CERT Course: Volunteers: Here today-Gone tomorrow?

Mike Thiemann

Mike Thiemann

Division Chief, Metro-West Fire Protection District Course: Michael Thiemann has served for over twenty years in emergency services. Currently, he serves as Division Chief of External Affairs & Emergency Management…

John Stone

John Stone

CERT Instructor/Chaplain, Miramar CERT/Assistant Chaplain SW Ranches Fire Dept. Course: Peer Support Awareness for CERT Teams John is a member of the Miramar CERT Team is a CERT Instructor.  He…