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

Utilization of Volunteers in National Severe Weather Scenarios

VOLUNTEER UTILIZATION SERIES

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CAPABILITY VIEWPOINT-15: UTILIZATION OF VOLUNTEERS LIKE CERT IN NATIONAL SEVERE WEATHER 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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=>SUB-CATEGORY-1 How can volunteers such as CERT be useful in a Floods or Water Safety scenario (linked to Preparedness resources for Floods safety and recovery training):

+TRAINING RESOURCE: Flood Response for CERTs

https://www.fema.gov/library/viewRecord.do?id=6359

 

+CERT IN ACTION: New Jersey CERTs Help Area Cope with Flooding

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

 

+CERT IN ACTION: North Dakota CERTs Provide Assistance During Flood

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

 

+CERT IN ACTION: Frankfort/Franklin County, Ky. CERT Gets Muddy Assignment

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

 

+CERT IN ACTION: Naperville, IL CERT Responds to Flooding

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

 

+CERT IN ACTION: Morgan County, IN CERT Assists in Flood Response

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

 

+CERT IN ACTION: CERT Helps in Branson, MO Flash Floods

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

 

+ARC WEBSITE: http://www.redcross.org/prepare/disaster/water-safety

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=>SUB-CATEGORY-2 How can volunteers such as CERT be useful in a Thunderstorms/Lightning scenario:

+CERT IN ACTION: New Britain, Conn. CERT Responds to Fire and Storm Incidents

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

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=>SUB-CATEGORY-3 How can volunteers such as CERT be useful in Tornadoes scenario (linked to Preparedness resources for Tornadoes) see links below:

+FEMA RESOURCE: http://www.ready.gov/tornadoes

+FEMA RESOURCE: http://www.fema.gov/safe-rooms

+CERT IN ACTION: Reno County, KS CERT Travels to Help Out

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

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=>SUB-CATEGORY-4 How can CERT be useful in Hurricanes or Tsunami scenario (linked to Preparedness resources for Hurricanes including safety tips, training guides, and recovery information):

+HURRICANE RESOURCE: http://www2.ed.gov/hurricane/index.html

+CERT IN ACTION: Astoria, Oregon CERT Activated to Prepare for Tsunami & Monterey, California CERT Clears Beaches During Tsunami Threat, SEE:

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

 

+CERT IN ACTION: Lee County, FL CERT Goes Above and Beyond

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

 

+CERT IN ACTION: DeBary, FL Volunteers Help Residents Weather Fay (CERT volunteers assisted in traffic control, filling sandbags, delivering supplies to elderly residents and emergency responders, and staffing city phones, also documented damage, relayed important safety information to residents, and maintained security around affected areas)

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

 

 

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=>SUB-CATEGORY-5 How can CERT be useful in SEVERE SNOW / ICE STORMS/ HYPOTHERMIA see links below:

+CERT IN ACTION: Parma, OH CERT Clears Snow From Hydrants

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

 

+CERT IN ACTION: Christian County, MO CERT Helps Clean Debris Following Ice Storm

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

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=>SUB-CATEGORY-6 Heat Wave / Drought / Hyperthermia /Dehydration:

+CERT IN ACTION: CERTs Support Olympic Trials in Eugene, OR

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

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