CAMPAIGN-2: Matching Community Resilience Stakeholders with Plans and Volunteers

Utilization of Volunteers for Public Health Service Scenarios

VOLUNTEER UTILIZATION SERIES

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CAPABILITY VIEWPOINT-10: UTILIZATION OF VOLUNTEERS LIKE CERT IN PUBLIC HEALTH, HUMAN SERVICES, SOCIAL SERVICES, & PSYCHOLOGICAL SUPPORT SCENARIOS

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PURPOSE: This is part of a series of posts examining various ways volunteers such as CERT have been utilized in the past. The Volunteer Utilization Series posts were preliminarily categorized such that resilience stakeholders with select viewpoints may begin to consider how they could utilize volunteers like CERT as part of an expansion cadre per disaster-category, moving forward. This series is in support of the National Preparedness Goal “Whole Community” approach, and the identified Core Capability “Operational Coordination” which requires communities to establish and maintain a unified and coordinated operational structure and process that appropriately integrates all critical stakeholders and supports the execution of all other core capabilities.

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REFERENCED DHS/FEMA CORE CAPABILITIES ARE HERE:

http://www.fema.gov/core-capabilities

ALL CERT IN ACTION ARTICLES ARE HERE:

http://www.fema.gov/community-emergency-response-teams-cert-action

(direct links only work with the correct i.e. configuration)

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HOMELAND SECURITY PRESIDENTIAL DIRECTIVE/HSPD-21 Public Health and Medical Preparedness http://www.fas.org/irp/offdocs/nspd/hspd-21.htm

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=>SUB-CATEGORY-1 How can volunteers such as CERT restore and improve health and social services networks to promote resilience, independence, health (including behavioral health), and well-being of the whole community). In many circumstances CERT members provide advocacy, support, and shelter for individuals afflicted by the incident, this (contributes to / overlaps with) into all three of the above professions. This section contains various loosely fit CERT- public health, related links below, see the following links:

+Communication and Public Health Emergencies: https://www.bja.gov/Publications/PERF_Emer_Comm.pdf

+CERT IN ACTION: Escambia County, Fla. CERT Tackles Beach Cleanup (Gulf Oil Public Health Scenario)

http://www.fema.gov/community-emergency-response-teams-cert-action#escambia

+CERT IN ACTION: Belmont, Mass. CERT Helps Quench Community’s Thirst (Broken Water Main)

https://www.fema.gov/community-emergency-response-teams-cert-action#belmont

+CERT IN ACTION: Frankfort/Franklin County, Ky. CERT Gets Muddy Assignment (100 homes received clean-up assistance and information via flyers)

http://www.fema.gov/community-emergency-response-teams-cert-action#franklin

+CERT IN ACTION: New Britain, Conn. CERT Responds to Fire and Storm Incidents (CERT Shelter support for 100 victims)

https://www.fema.gov/community-emergency-response-teams-cert-action#newbritain2

 

+CERT IN ACTION: Lee County, FL CERT Goes Above and Beyond, (working in Shelters overnight to ensure safety and well being)

http://www.fema.gov/community-emergency-response-teams-cert-action#lee

+CERT IN ACTION: DeBary, FL Volunteers Help Residents Weather Fay (CERT volunteers delivering supplies to elderly residents and emergency responders, relayed important safety information to residents, and maintained security around affected areas)

http://www.fema.gov/community-emergency-response-teams-cert-action#debary

 

+CERT IN ACTION: Crane Collapses in New York City (CERT volunteers restored order to chaos)

https://www.fema.gov/community-emergency-response-teams-cert-action#newbritain2

 

 

+CERT IN ACTION: CERTs Support Olympic Trials in Eugene, OR (CERT provided directions, helped lost individuals, and assisted those with special needs)

http://www.fema.gov/community-emergency-response-teams-cert-action#olympic

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=>SUB-CATEGORY-2 Shelter & Public Health Operations: (CERT Public Health Ops, also see expanded information in the Operations viewpoint)

+CERT Video resource: http://www.cert-la.com/videos/cert-shelter-public-health-ops-videos.html

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