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

Dr. Steve Martin

Dr. Steve Martin

Chaplain/CERT Instructor/ Professor at College of the Ozarks Course: Self Care for Volunteers Steve Martin has served since 2003 as the chaplain for first responders in Southwest Missouri, including the…

Michael Mabee

Michael Mabee

Manager of Souhegan CERT and Researcher for the Secure The Grid Coalition. Course: The Calvary Is Not Coming! Michael Mabee has worked as an urban emergency medical technician and paramedic,…

Jennifer Lastra

Jennifer Lastra

CEO & Director, 360 Immersive Course: Development of the nationwide online CERT program U.S. Navy Veteran Jennifer Lastra has spent the majority of her career in the defense sector working…

Dr. Robert Koester

Dr. Robert Koester

Author/Presenter: Lost Person Behavior Course: Lost Person Behavior Robert J. Koester first joined the Appalachian Search & Rescue Conference in 1981 and since then has participated in hundreds of searches,…

Mae Kennedy

Mae Kennedy

CEO, MoulageByMae Moulage Workshop. A hands on Class. Mae comes from 20 years’ experience in emergency response, disaster exercise design and injury simulation. When it comes to disasters, there is…

Deb Hendricks

Deb Hendricks

Course: E0489, Management of Spontaneous Volunteers in Disasters This course introduces the skills and planning considerations required to manage large numbers of people who are not affiliated with an experienced…