Citizen Corps Council Successes: Tapping Into Community Resources
FEMA's Individual & Community Preparedness Division is excited to present Citizen Corps Council Successes – Tapping Into Community Resources. The Community Preparedness Webinar Series provides up-to-date information on community preparedness topics and resources available to citizens, community organizations, and Citizen Corps Councils. This LIVE webinar was recorded on Tuesday, February 8 at 2:00 EST and featured presenters from three award winning Councils with best practices to share. The three outstanding Councils, Cedar Park (TX) Citizen Corps Council, New Lenox (IL) Citizen Corps Council, and the Fresno (CA) Citizen Corps Council, were recognized for their amazing contributions during National Preparedness Month 2010.
Fresno, CA Citizen Corps Council (FCCC) received the Outstanding Citizen Corps Council Award – Serving a Population over 750,000. Their Council focuses on sustaining and growing its programs based on the "five-R's"—respect, reciprocity, resourcefulness, resiliency, and results. Carla Glazebrook, Executive Director of the Fresno Citizen Corps Council, will discuss how they involve a diverse group of community and governmental organizations in the activities of the Council.
The New Lenox, IL Citizen Corps Council received the Newcomer Award and has spent considerable effort in starting its new council and addressing the following needs within the community: special needs, training, shelter management, community service/volunteerism, emergency preparedness/public information, equipment and communications. Dan Martin, Public Safety Division Chief for the New Lenox Police Department, will discuss their CERT Program and the Village of New Lenox being designated a "Safe Community" by the National Safety Council.
The Cedar Park Citizen Corps Council received the Preparing Community Organizations Award and is known for developing the Teen Advocates for Community Safety (TACS) Program in conjunction with the Cedar Park Fire Department (CFPD) to expose teens to potential careers in fires service, other emergency service sectors, medicine, and teaching. Yvonne Lane will present "Tapping into The Youth Movement".
The Community Preparedness Webinar Series features new community preparedness topics several times each month and is free to the public. Each webinar will accommodate the first 500 visitors that enter the website at the time of the webinar. In addition to airing live, the webinar will be recorded and viewable at your convenience on the website usually within 24 hours after the live webcast.
If you need special accommodations or require additional assistance to view or listen to this webinar, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 5pm EST on Monday, February 7th and we will provide you with additional resources so you may participate.