Greene County is no stranger to disasters. From tornadoes to ice storms, our community has seen how
quickly a disaster can occur and disrupt our lives. While we can’t control when and if a disaster will
strike, we can take steps to better prepare ourselves to reduce the financial, physical and emotional
harm caused by disasters.
The Hometown Ready Program can guide your facility in mitigating the effects of these and several other types of disasters no matter how big or small.
The Springfield- Greene County Office of Emergency Management is committed to assisting your facility in the following areas:
By taking certain measures in preparing your facility for any type of disaster, you will become more resilient and be able to recover more quickly. Through continuity planning and disaster preparedness, your facility will save time and money; you will see the benefits by being proactive . These benefits include:
The Hometown Ready certification process is simple. Complete the following steps outlined below. If you
would like to schedule a meeting prior to starting the Hometown Ready program, just give us a call at
(417) 869-6040. We want to help guide you in making this process as efficient and productive as
Fill out the HomeTown Ready Application.
Contact OEM at (417) 869-6040 or by Office of Emergency Management to arrange a preliminary consultation meeting.
Complete all material located in the planning kit.
Contact OEM to schedule a final review appointment.
The Springfield-Greene County Office of Emergency Management (OEM) developed the Hometown Ready program to educate the community and encourage citizens, organizations, business, schools, faith based facilities, apartment complexes, and senior care centers to become actively involved in community disaster preparedness and survival. This program will help you learn to take care of yourself, your family, your co-workers, and your community in the event of a disaster situation, and it is offered free of charge through OEM.
Implement proactive measures that make Springfield and Greene County a national model of community resilience through prevention, mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery.
Monday-Friday 7:30 am to 4:30 pm (except holidays). A staff member assigned as Duty Officer maintains an on-call, 24/7 status.