Presentation on theme: "Citizen Corps Citizen Corps Mission Statement The mission of Citizen Corps is to harness the power of every individual through education, training, and."— Presentation transcript:
Citizen Corps Citizen Corps Mission Statement The mission of Citizen Corps is to harness the power of every individual through education, training, and volunteer service to make communities safer, stronger, and better prepared to respond to the threats of terrorism, crime, public health issues, and disasters of all kinds. Your Picture? What will Citizen Corps Councils do? Devise community emergency preparation and response plans Provide local firefighters & police an extra line of defense Educate children what to do if there is an Emergency Meet community needs in emergency preparedness in many diverse way…. and?
GOALS FOR CITIZEN CORPS COUNCILS: Personal Responsibility: Personal Responsibility: looking out for family and neighbors; have a emergency plan for home, school and work. Training: Training: disaster awareness and emergency preparedness; importance of disaster preparedness plans and kits in homes, business, and vehicles. Volunteer Service: Volunteer Service: Citizen Corps provides the infrastructure for getting citizens involved in supporting the first responders in their community. http://www.citizencorps.gov/
CITIZEN CORPS COUNCIL MEMBERSHIP A collaboration between: Leadership from an elected official First responder such as medical, fire or police Community organizations Volunteer groups Businesses, industries or institutions
Neighborhood Watch Programs (NWP) http://www.usaonwatch.org Integrates awareness and education into existing crime prevention and serves as a way to bring residents together to focus on disaster preparedness and training. Volunteers in Police Services (VIPS) Community http://www.policevolunteers.org/ Provides support for police departments with volunteers Emergency Response Team (CERT) http://training.fema.gov/emiweb/CERT/ Trains people in neighborhoods, schools, workplaces in basic disaster response skills in emergency preparedness Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) http://www.medicalreservecorps.gov/ Coordinates volunteer health professionals to provide support for community during emergencies PROGRAMS of CITIZEN CORPS
AFFILIATIONS The National Fire Protection Association http://www.nfpa.org http://www.nfpa.org Save-A-Life Foundation http://www.salf.org http://www.salf.org The U.S. Junior Chamber (Jaycees) http://www.usjaycees.org http://www.usjaycees.org National Volunteer Fire Council http://www.nvfc.org / http://www.nvfc.org / National Voluntary Organizations Active In Disaster http://www.nvoad.org http://www.nvoad.org Point of Light Foundation and the National Network of Volunteer Centers http://www.pointsoflight.org http://www.pointsoflight.org National Safety Council http://www.nsc.org http://www.nsc.org American Radio Relay League http://www.arrl.org/ http://www.arrl.org/ American Red Cross http://www.redcross.org http://www.redcross.org Emvironmental Protection Agency http://www.epa.gov/ceppo/lepclist.htm http://www.epa.gov/ceppo/lepclist.htm National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration http://www.noaa.gov http://www.noaa.gov Department of Education http://www.ed.gov/offices/OSDFS/ http://www.ed.gov/offices/OSDFS/
Bring together a network of state, local, and tribal Citizen Corps members that can tailor activities to their communities and build on their strengths to develop local strategies for all citizens to participate in emergency preparedness and awareness. CITIZEN CORPS COMMUNITY BENEFITS Picture