Join us for CERT- New dates for 2018

Learn how to prepare for the unexpected by taking the free Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training from the Shelby County Office of Preparedness. CERT students learn life-saving skills; gain a new confidence that they will know what do before, during and after a disaster. And be able to assist family, neighbors, and co-workers until the professional rescuers arrive on the scene.

CERT training is presented through lectures, videos, and hands-on exercises to teach students what to do before, during, and after a disaster.

Modules include:

About Us

The Shelby County Office of Preparedness mission provides administrative assistance to address the unique planning, equipment, training, and exercise needs of Shelby County and the UASI region.

The Office of Preparedness is to assist the partnering jurisdictions in building an enhanced and sustainable capacity to prevent, protect, respond to and recover from all-hazards threats. These threats and eventualities can be natural or man-made. 

The Office of Preparedness has a two-fold mission: Grants Administration and Program Administration. Within the scope of this mission, the Office of Preparedness integrates into the comprehensive public safety environment within Shelby County and the UASI Region. 

TN Urban Area Security Inititative (UASI), and includes the following Tennessee cities and counties: Shelby County , City of Memphis, City of Bartlett, City of Millington, City of Germantown, Town of Arlington, City of Lakeland, Town of Collierville, Tipton County, Fayette County, Lauderdale County as well as Crittenden County, AR and Desoto County, MS.