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Business Certification

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:

The Benefits of Disaster Preparedness

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:

  • Minimized business downtime
  • Minimized business interruption
  • Minimizing of financial impact
  • Vital record and information assets preservation
  • Improved organizational resilience to extreme adverse conditions.
  • Improved ability to manage negative incidents in extremely adverse conditions.
  • Increased ability to avoid business interruptions and key processes.
  • Increased ability to create a sustainable organization.
  • Maximization of customer service experience in adverse business conditions.
  • Reduce the chances of personal injuries.
  • Reduce the chances of death.
  • Greater protection of assets.
  • Reduce your risk of losing business.

Certification Steps

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 possible.

Step 1

Fill out the HomeTown Ready Application.

Step 2

Contact OEM at (417) 869-6040 or by Office of Emergency Management to arrange a preliminary consultation meeting.

Step 3

Complete all material located in the planning kit.

Step 4

Contact OEM to schedule a final review appointment.

Step 5

Receive certification.

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.

Mission Statement

Implement proactive measures that make Springfield and Greene County a national model of community resilience through prevention, mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery.


Contact Us

Office of Emergency Management Greene County Public Safety Center
330 W Scott Street
Springfield, MO 65802
(417) 869-6040 (417) 869-6654 Office of Emergency Management

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.

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