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Celebrating Volunteers

Each year, during April we like to celebrate volunteers in our communities. We especially like to recognize those groups that support Public Safety. Many of these groups fall under what is known as Citizen Corps, a program that helps provide training to individuals living in the United States to assist in the recovery after a disaster. Each local Citizen Corps Council partners with organizations, volunteers and businesses to organize responders, volunteers and professional first responders for an efficient response so efforts aren’t wasted by being duplicated.

Citizen Corps encourages citizens to engage in a number of activities to help prepare themselves and their communities:

  • Personal Preparedness: Developing a household preparedness plan and disaster supplies kits, observing home health and safety practices, implementing disaster mitigation measures, and participating in crime prevention and reporting.
  • Training: Taking classes in emergency preparedness, response capabilities, first aid, CPR, fire suppression, and search and rescue procedures.
  • Volunteer Service: Engaging individuals in volunteer activities that support first responders, disaster relief groups, and community safety organizations.

We are fortunate to have very active partner programs in Clark County, including CERT: Community Emergency Response Teams, Fire Corps, Neighbors on Watch, MRC: Medical Reserve Corps, VIPS: Volunteers in Police Program, CCSO Auxiliary, ARES/Races: Amateur Radio, and Search and Rescue Teams. These teams donate over 10,000 hours to our communities every year helping public safety!

These programs expand the resources and materials available to states and local communities by partnering with Public Safety Departments and Organizations that offer resources for public education, outreach, and training; represent volunteers interested in helping to make their community safer; or offer volunteer service opportunities to support first responders, disaster relief activities, and community safety efforts.

Please visit our webpage where you can find more information about the programs under Citizen Corps in Clark County. Thank You Clark County Public Safety Volunteers. We could not do it without you!!

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