Welcome to the Schoolcraft County Citizen Corps

The Schoolcraft County Citizen Corps is a community-based, organized group of dedicated volunteers whose intent is to augment existing community emergency response as well as contribute to meeting the public health needs of the community throughout the year. The Schoolcraft County Citizen Corps includes the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) and the Medical Reserve Corps (MRC).

The Citizen Corps mission is accomplished through a national network of state, local, and tribal Citizen Corps Councils. These Councils build on community strengths to implement the Citizen Corps programs and will carry out a local strategy to have every American participate.

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. Cert members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community.

The mission of the Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is to improve the health and safety of communities across the country by organizing and utilizing public health, medical and other volunteers.

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  • Do 1 Thing - December

    An emergency can happen at any time and any place. Many public places have a first aid kit, oxygen, or an AED (automated external defibrillator) to treat people. These items can only save lives if someone knows how to use them. Actions you take in the first few minutes after an injury or other medical incident may save someone's life.

    Call 911 instead of trying to take an injured or ill person to the hospital yourself. It seems like waiting for an ambulance will make it take longer to get help, but ambulance crews can start providing care as soon as they arrive. They can get the patient to hospital quickly, legally, and more safely.

    Ready-made first aid kits are available at most department stores or your local American Red Cross chapter. These kits come in a variety of sizes and prices. You can also make your own kit from supplies you probably already have around the house.

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Do1Thing - Small steps toward being prepared for an emergency