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Upcoming Classes

CERT Class

Required Meeting Times : 8am – 12pm

February 27, 2020

March 5, 2020

March 12, 2020

March 19, 2020

March 26, 2020

April 2, 2020

Located in Conference Room B, of Cape Girardeau County Public Health Center, 1121 Linden, Cape Girardeau, MO. 

 To register click here.

For additional information or questions, please call (573) 339-6799 or email

CERT Refresher

Location will be at 1975 N. Sprigg, Fire Station #3 Training Room, basement.

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Course Information

24-Hour CERT Training Program

The 24-Hour CERT Training program covers topics such as:

  • Disaster Preparedness
  • Disaster Fire Suppression
  • Disaster Medical Operations
  • Light Search and Rescue Operations
  • Disaster Psychology and Team Organization
  • Bio-Terrorism
  • Disaster Simulation

CERT Refresher Course

When was the last time you practiced your CERT skills? If severe weather struck, would you be prepared?

The winters of 2008 and 2009 brought paralyzing ice storms to regions of Missouri. In February 2008, we experienced a round of severe thunderstorms in Southeast Missouri – and in March 2008 we saw several severe thunderstorms and tornadoes. The cities of Crosstown, Caruthersville, and Jackson, Missouri have been struck by tornadoes in recent times leaving behind a grim reminder of how devastating these twisters can be.

Our CERT Refresher program will cover:

  • Disaster Preparedness
  • Fire Suppression
  • Box Cribbing and Cribbing Operations
  • Rescue Lifts and Carries
  • Medical Operations
  • Triage
  • Search and Rescue

CERT Refresher classes will be scheduled as needed.

As part of this program, your picture will be taken and a new CERT Picture ID Card issued to you.

Restrictions, Costs and Equipment Lists

You must be at least 18 years of age to participate in this training program

No charge

Required Dres/Equipment List
Wear comfortable clothing and sturdy shoes to accomodate the weather. If available, bring your personal response pack.