Take a free course in community emergency response training (CERT). Learn more under First Steps. Courses scheduled year round.

Be prepared to take care of yourself and family—particularly the first 72 hours—should a natural or man-made disaster strike.

Ready Neighbors


Comprised of area neighborhoods, these community-minded citizens band together with the goal to get their neighbors emergency ready.

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Ready Faithful

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Working with area church leaders, Ready Faithful brings congregations together to learn critical steps to serving the needs of others in times of crises.

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2016 Calendar

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This year, Ready Shelby teams up with Shelby County's kids and teens to spread the word about the importance of community preparedness. Pick up a free calendar today. 

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Keep Ready Shelby Prepared

Studies show that even just thinking about emergency preparedness improves your chances. Our website offers preparedness tips for you and your family. We offer tips on how to prepare for home fires, severe weather, and other common emergencies.

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Free CERT Training

Free Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training classes are offered through Shelby County municipalities and Office of Preparedness. Do your part. Sign up to learn emergency skills like how to put out a fire, how to apply first aid, best way to evacuate a building, and search and rescue.

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