We all have a role in hometown security. Citizen Corps asks you to embrace the personal
responsibility to be prepared; to get training in first aid and emergency skills; and to volunteer to support local emergency
responders, disaster relief, and community safety. There are many ways you can help, join today!! (Links and info at
bottom of page)
Long Term Recovery Committee
Citizens are needed to serve on the following
*Volunteer pet sheltering
recovery case management
*Special needs coordination
*Disaster donations coordination
(Click here to see individual subcommittee descriptions)
Response Agency Volunteer Support Committee
CERT is about readiness, people helping people, rescuer safety, and doing the greatest
good for the greatest number. CERT is a positive and realistic approach to emergency and disaster situations where citizens
will be initially on their own and their actions can make a difference. Through training, citizens can manage utilities and
put out small fires; treat the three killers by opening airways, controlling bleeding, and treating for shock; provide basic
medical aid; search for and rescue victims safely; and organize themselves and spontaneous volunteers to be effective.
The Fire Corps Program is a nationwide effort to bring citizens into local fire and emergency service departments to assist
in non-operational roles, allowing firefighters and emergency medical responders to focus on critical, life-threatening situations.
Through the use of citizen advocates, Fire Corps increases the capacity of volunteer, combination and career fire/EMS departments
and creates a vital link between the fire and emergency services and citizens who want to make a difference in their community.
Fire Corps offers numerous resources designed to assist departments in the implementation and maintenance of Fire Corps programs.
Included in these resources are ideas for incorporating Fire Corps members into non-operational roles, tools enabling departments
to retain and recruit citizen advocates, as well as access to a nationwide network of Fire Corps programs.
The Jefferson County Medical Reserve Corps is comprised of county residents who are willing to help the area's public health
sector if it becomes overburdened by an emergency. A wide array of health professionals as well as individuals without medical
experience are encouraged to join.
USAonwatch through Neighborhood Watch empowers citizens in our communities with the opportunity to volunteer to work toward
the saftey of our homeland.
The Volunteers in Police Service (VIPS) Program is a Citizen Corps program. The International Association of Chiefs of Police
(IACP) manages and implements the VIPS Program in partnership with and on behalf of the White House Office of the USA Freedom
Corps and the Bureau of Justice Assistance, U.S. Department of Justice. The program's goal is to enhance the capacity of state
and local law enforcement to utilize volunteers. The Volunteers in Police Service website is the foundation of this national
initiative to help state and local law enforcement agencies. The Web site serves as a gateway to information for law enforcement
agencies and citizens interested in law enforcement volunteer programs.