Upcoming Classes

CERT Class

Required Meeting Times

Cape County Public Health Center, 1121 Linden, Cape Girardeau, in Conference Room B 8:00am to 12:00pm each Tuesday


September 17, 2019

September 24, 2019

October 1, 2019

October 8, 2019

October 15, 2019

October 22, 2019

Located in Conference Room B, of Cape Girardeau County Public Health Center, 1121 Linden, Cape Girardeau, MO. Please revister at the bottom of the page or cal (573) 986-6879

For additional information or questions, please call (573) 339-6799 or email jwatkins@cityofcapegirardeau.org.

CERT Refresher

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

Option 1


Option 2


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.