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.
- National Preparedness Month
Preparing Makes Sense. The likelihood that you and your family will survive a house fire depends as much on having a working smoke detector and an exit strategy, as on a well-trained fire department. The same is true for surviving a terrorist attack or other emergency. We must have the tools and plans in place to make it on our own, at least for a period of time, no matter where we are when disaster strikes. Just like having a working smoke detector, preparing for the unexpected makes sense.