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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Disasters can happen at any time. If you are away from home do you know where to find safe shelter locations? Do you know what the emergency procedures are for your child's school or for your workplace? Will people who count on you know what to do if you can't reach them? Know how to make sure you and your loved ones are safe in a disaster, no matter where you are.