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Community Emergency Response Team

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for 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. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community.

For More information Contact:

Nicholas Hughey, Emergency Response Planner, Wash. Co. Health Dept.

Sheila Gaghen, Washington County Health Department

Doris Coffman, Washington County EMA Director

Mayor Thomas R. Dudley 

John Lucas, Caledonia Fire Chief 


Ready in 3

Emergencies can strike anytime. A tornado, flood or even a terrorist attack can change lives. Missouri families, communities, businesses and schools need to take steps today to prepare for an emergency. Preparing today can save lives.

Visit the Ready in 3 website here for more information.


Missouri Emergency Preparedness Association

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Washington County Health Department
520 Purcell Drive
Potosi * MO * 63664
Phone: (573) 438-2164 * Fax: (573) 438-4759

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