Emergency Management Resources

Be Ready - Make a Plan Opens in new windowThere are many programs that will prepare and educate you on how to react in an emergency situation. Provided are links to important information that could save your life in an emergency situation. Our Police Department encourages you to prepare, plan and stay informed.

Preparation for Major Catastrophes

Ideally, each household should store enough food, water, medications, and batteries to hold out for several days before help arrives following a major earthquake or other catastrophes. To let responders know whether somebody inside needs assistance or can manage on their own, the city of Eureka urges people to make or obtain window signs that read "help" or "ok." Download an Ok/Help sign (PDF).

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

Community Emergency Response Team Training (CERT) – CERT is a nationally known program that provides adults over 18 with lifesaving skills related to disasters that impact the Midwest. This program has been delivered by Eureka Fire Protection District and Eureka Police Department since 2000. The program teaches Disaster Preparedness, Disaster Fire Suppression, Disaster Medical Operations, Team Organization & Disaster Psychology, and Light Search and Rescue Operations. It concludes with a full-scale realistic disaster exercise where the participants experience the complexities related to response in the aftermath of a community impacted by a disaster. 

Interested in becoming a CERT member? Find out more about Eureka’s CERT program for both adults and teens.

The Eureka Police Department is a proud member of the Meramec Valley Citizen Corps Council  which partners with most of the police and fire agencies in south, central and west St. Louis County communities to provide CERT training throughout the St. Louis area.


As of August 2017, the Meramec Valley Citizen Corps Council has partnered with the St. Louis Community College District to offer CERT training for area residents. Keep watching https://www.mvccc.us/ for training dates and locations. https://www.mvccc.us/Calendar/

Severe Weather

Missouri has a website to help inform and prepare Missourians for severe weather. Stormaware.mo.gov includes detailed videos on how to take shelter in specific types of buildings, important information about tornado sirens and weather alert radios, and links to severe weather texting services that can alert people across Missouri to upcoming severe weather.