"Specific mission assignments have not been made but could include a range of assistance like helping establish and manage volunteer and debris management systems to chain sawing and handling debris,” says Mark Burchfield, Emergency Management Specialist with the Springfield-Greene County Office of Emergency Management and Team Lead.
CERT is made up of citizen volunteer who train in the program learning basic first-aid, search and rescue, as well as other important skills, according to Burchfield.
In 2011, Greene County CERT deployed a team to Joplin to assist in search and rescue and the recovery effort.
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