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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release

Feb. 13, 2014

Northwest emergency response program sponsors C-CERT training

Northwest Missouri State University’s Emergency and Disaster Management (EDM) program invites University students and employees to participate in free Campus Community Emergency Response Team (C-CERT) training in April.

Training will be conducted in Room 1150 of the Garrett-Strong Science Building as well as other University facilities.

Training dates are as follows:

CERT is a 24-hour Federal Emergency Management Agency course that educates citizens about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their areas. The program trains individuals in basic disaster response skills, including fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization and disaster medical operations. Using training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood, campus, or workplace after a disaster when professional responders are not immediately available to help.

CERT trainers include Dr. Mark Corson, professor of geography, and Matthew Johnson, instructor of history, at Northwest.

In addition to teaching courses within the EDM program, Corson and Johnson are founding members of Northwest’s EDM program and have extensive experience in conducting disaster response training in locations including Florida and The Republic of Macedonia.

For more information or to receive a registration packet, contact Corson at or Johnson at For more information about CERT training, go to

For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468