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GREENTREE FESTIVAL:
  We have wrapped up another Kirkwood Greentree Festival.  Please save the dates for the 2018 festival: September 14, 15, and 16, 2018 - in
KIRKWOOD PARK

The City and the Greentree Planning Committee would like to thank our 2017 Sponsors:
2017 Presenting Sponsor:
Kirkwood Electric

SSM Health St. Clare Hospital:
Main Stage Entertainment and
Shuttle Sponsor

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The Allen Brake Team:  Parade Sponsor

Vetta Sports:  Kids' Day Sponsor

Commerce Bank:  Arts & Crafts Sponsor

Kirkwood Home & Landscape/Julie's Garden Design: Parade Sponsor

Zisser Tire and Auto:  Kids' Day Sponsor

Stream Benefits Group:
Tennis Tournament Sponsor

Waterway Carwash: Lost Child/West Information Booth Sponsor

Aberdeen Heights: Folklife Sponsor

PJ's Tavern: Parade Sponsor

Combs Auto Service and Tire Center: Main Information Booth Sponsor

Glendale Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep:
Car Show Sponsor

Fresh Thyme Farmers Market:
Folklife Festival Sponsor

Sundown Landscape Contracting:
Party in the Park Sponsor

Tropical Moose: Kids' Day Sponsor

Planning Design Studio: Dog Show Sponsor

Pet Supplies Plus: Dog Show Sponsor

 

 

 

 

Police

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training

Do you know how to respond in the event of a major community disaster such as a tornado, earthquake, train derailment, or terrorist attack? If not, the City encourages you to consider signing up for free training offered by the Kirkwood Police Department. Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training offers participants first-hand training on mobilizing members of the community in the event of an emergency situation. In addition to teaching basic first aid, the course provides participants with training on how to be a qualified “first responder.” 

Training for CERT runs for eight weeks. There currently is no training session scheduled for 2016, but that may change. If you are interested in becoming a CERT volunteer, please contact Community Services Office Gary Baldridge at Baldriga@kirkwoodmo.org, or give him a call at 314-822-5868 (leave a voice mail with your name, address, and phone number).

CERT Overview

Following a major disaster, first responders who provide fire and medical services may not be able to meet the demand for emergency services for the first 72 hours of the disaster. Serious problems such as communication failures, road blockages and significant numbers of injured victims may prevent people from accessing those emergency services they have come to expect at a moment's notice. People may have to rely on each other for help in order to meet their immediate life saving and life sustaining needs.

It has been proven many times that under disaster conditions, family members, fellow employees, and neighbors will spontaneously try to help each other. This was the case following the 1985 Mexico City earthquake where untrained, spontaneous volunteers saved 800 people. Sadly to say, over 100 untrained volunteers lost their lives while attempting to save others. This is a high price to pay and is preventable through training.

The CERT program provides an effective first-responder capability with the aid of citizen involvement. Acting as individuals during a disaster, trained CERT volunteers can fan out within a particular neighborhood or business complex extinguishing small fires, performing light search and rescue and rendering basic first aid for disaster victims.

Individual civilian volunteers will be recruited and trained as neighborhood, business, and government teams that, in essence, will be auxiliary first responders. These groups can provide immediate assistance to victims in their area, organize spontaneous volunteers who have not had the training, and collect disaster intelligence that will assist professional responders with prioritization and allocation of resources following a disaster.

CERT is about readiness, people helping people, rescuer safety and doing the greatest good for the greatest number. Through training, citizens can manage utilities, put out small fires, provide basic medical aid and save the lives of neighbors or coworkers.

CERT is a positive and realistic approach to emergency and disaster situations where citizens can make a difference.

CERT Application