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.
The Citizen Corps mission will be accomplished
through a national network of state, local, and tribal
Citizen Corps Councils,
which will tailor activities to the community and build on community
strengths to develop and implement a local strategy to have every American
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.
classes in emergency preparedness, response capabilities, first aid, CPR,
fire suppression, and search and rescue procedures.
Engaging individuals in volunteer activities that support first responders,
disaster relief groups, and community safety organizations. Everyone can do
something to support local law enforcement, fire, emergency medical
services, community public health efforts, and the four stages of emergency
management: prevention, mitigation, response and recovery efforts.
Local Citizen Corps Councils will also promote and
strengthen the Citizen Corps programs at the community level, such as
Volunteers in Police Service programs,
Medical Reserve Corps
Ready to Join? call (912) 692-8911