County Public Health and Home Care
CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Following the tragic events that occurred on September 11, 2001, state and local
government officials have increased opportunities for citizens to become an integral
part of protecting the homeland and supporting the local first responders. Officials
agree that the formula for ensuring a more secure and safer homeland consists
of preparedness, training, and citizen involvement in supporting first responders.
In January 2002, President George W. Bush launched USA Freedom Corps, to capture
the spirit of service that has emerged throughout our communities following the
Citizen Corps, a vital component of USA Freedom Corps,
was created to help coordinate volunteer activities that will make our communities
safer, stronger, and better prepared to respond to any emergency situation. It
provides opportunities for people to participate in a range of measures to make
their families, their homes, and their communities safer from the threats of crime,
terrorism, and disasters of all kinds.
Citizen Corps programs build on
the successful efforts that are in place in many communities around the country
to prevent crime and respond to emergencies.
Programs that started through
local innovation are the foundation for Citizen Corps and this national approach
to citizen participation in community safety.
Citizen Corps is coordinated
nationally by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. In this capacity, FEMA
works closely with other federal entities, state and local governments, first
responders and emergency managers, the volunteer community, and the White House
Office of the USA Freedom Corps.
sign up for the Tama County Citizens Reserve Corp, you may call:
or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
give your name, address, phone number, email address and state the talents/interests
you are willing to share.