Upcoming CERT Training Class for the Public!

Greetings, all!

Sam here!

We are hard at work putting the final touches on the upcoming training schedule for our FREE Community Emergency Response Team Basic 20-hour Training Class.

One of the biggest things missing?


We are arranging to have dinner provided to the trainees and trainers, free of charge. We are running the classes, free of charge. We are working to get first responders in to help with training, free of charge.

We just need people in the community who want to learn about preparing themselves, their families, and their community to care for themselves during large-scale emergencies.

Our CERT program has levels you can choose from when you take the training. You can be as engaged in the group as you would like.

We are taking safety precautions, such as cleaning surfaces between use, you are free to wear a mask or not (as long as you maintain six feet of distance from others), and vaccination is up to you. The Lead Trainer (me; Sam Henley) has been fully vaccinated with the Moderna vaccine.

If you would like to spend just three hours per day, twice a week for the month of August to gain real training on caring for yourself and others for FREE, we would love to have you PREREGISTER by calling us at 573-346-7108 or emailing us at sam_henley@camdenmo.org as soon as possible!

Thanks and we can’t wait to meet you!

Published by camdensam

I became the Director of Camden County, MO Emergency Management Agency (EMA) in August 2021 after previously serving as the agency's Deputy Director for a year. As the Director, I manage the day-to-day operations of the EMA, work on the Local Emergency Operations Plan, manage the Facebook, Twitter, and website for the EMA, oversee the webpages for the Camden County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC), provide oversight and run exercises for the Camden County, MO Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), and work with the Camden County, MO Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES). I hold a general class amateur radio license, call sign KE0LMY. I am also the official "Bee Keeper" of our mascot, Buzzer the Bee, who wants you to BEE Prepared!!! I'm a certified CERT trainer and WebEOC trainer for the Missouri State Emergency Management Agency. I maintain an EXTENSIVE and ever-growing list of credentials and train vigorously with first responder agencies, other EMAs, and with anyone I believe will help me become a better, more well-rounded emergency management director.

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