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Community resilience requires the participation of community leaders from all sectors and the public. The local Councils in this registry are committed to strengthening community safety and preparedness through increased civic engagement and to developing goals and strategies tailored to specific community vulnerabilities and population.

Green River Regional Citizen Corps Council

Date last updated: Nov 25, 2014

Contact Information

Charles Pomeroy
Program Coordinator

300 Gradd Way
Owensboro, KY 42301

(270) 926-4433
judpomeroy@gradd.com

Sponsoring Organization: Green River Area Development District

Date Council Established: January 2011

Council Mission:

The mission as stated in the initial Strategic Planning Guidance is to create a culture of preparedness harnessing the power of every individual in its sphere of influence through education, training and volunteer service to make communities safer, stronger and better prepared to to respond to natural disasters,terrorism, crime and public health concerns in an effort to better facilitate an all hazards approach to awareness, preparedness and disaster response. 

Council Membership

The Public Sector
  • Mayor, City/Town Manager, County/Parish Elected Leader
  • Emergency Management
  • Law Enforcement
  • Fire Service
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Public Health Service
  • Hospitals and Health Care Facilities
  • Emergency Communications (e.g. Alerts/Warning Systems, PSAP / 911 Call Centers)
  • Other Emergency Responders - Amateur Radio, American RedCross, Catholicd Diocese, public school district and various social serv
  • Public School System / School Board
  • Human Services Agencies (e.g. aging, disability, low income)
  • Community Emergency Response Teams
  • Medical Reserve Corps
  • Volunteers in Police Service
  • Fire Corps
  • Neighborhood Watch and other Watch Programs
  • AmeriCorps / Senior Corps / Learn and Serve / VISTA
The Private Sector
  • Shopping Centers / Malls
  • Private Hospitals / Assisted Living Facilities
The Voluntary and Community Sector
  • American Red Cross
  • Voluntary/Community Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD / COAD)
  • American Radio Relay League (ARRL) / Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) / Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Services (RACES) / other
  • Salvation Army
  • Other Voluntary Response Organization - We have a relationship with Faith Based Organizations with VOAD
  • Neighborhood / Community / Homeowners Associations
  • Advocacy / Service Organizations for People with Disabilities
  • Advocacy / Service Organizations for the Frail Elderly
  • Faith or Interfaith-Based Organizations
  • Other Faith-Based Organization - VOAD

Public Education and Training Activities

Preparedness Actions

Public Education Materials
  • Local alerts/warnings
  • Family Emergency Plan
  • Emergency supplies in multiple locations
  • First Aid
  • CPR / AED
  • Local information on evacuating
  • Local information on sheltering
  • Guidance on practicing response (drills)
  • Prevention measures (crime/terrorism)
  • Prevention measures (public health)
Training/Demonstrations
  • Family Emergency Plan
  • First Aid
  • CPR / AED
  • Local information on sheltering

Hazard Types

Public Education Materials
  • All-hazards
  • Crime
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Household Emergencies
  • Natural Disasters
  • Public Health
  • Terrorism
Training/Demonstrations
  • All-hazards
  • Crime
  • Natural Disasters
  • Public Health

Locations

Public Education Materials
  • Neighborhoods
  • Schools
  • Places of Worship
  • Workplace
  • Civic / Non-profit Organizations
  • Community events
Training/Demonstrations
  • Neighborhoods
  • Schools
  • Places of Worship
  • Workplace
  • Community events

Targeted Populations

Public Education Materials
  • General public
  • Frail/elderly
  • Youth
  • Pet Owners
  • People with Disabilities
Training/Demonstrations
  • General public
  • Frail/elderly
  • Youth
  • Pet Owners
  • People with Disabilities

Response Actions

Public Education Materials
  • Building evacuations
  • Community evacuations
  • Sealing a room (aerosol protections)
  • Sheltering in place (staying where you are)
  • Community sheltering (mass care shelters)
Training/Demonstrations
  • Building evacuations
  • Community evacuations
  • Sheltering in place (staying where you are)
  • Community sheltering (mass care shelters)
Outreach methods:
  • Printed materials (brochures, flyers)
  • Posters/Displays
  • Radio announcements
  • Talking points for community leaders
  • Community events

Volunteer Service

Council supported volunteer programs:
  • Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
  • Fire Corps
  • Medical Reserve Corps
  • Neighborhood Watch
  • Volunteers in Police Service
Volunteer opportunities in specialized areas:
  • Preparedness Education for Youth - Program Name: Youth Citizen Academy
  • Emergency Management - Program Name: County Emergency Management Agencies
  • Law Enforcement - Program Name: Local Police Citizen Academies
  • Public Health and Medical Services - Program Name: District and CountyHealth Department
  • Search and Rescue Volunteer - Program Name: County Search and Rescue Units

Approximately 700 volunteers participated in Council supported activities community-wide in 2010.

Approximately 950 volunteer service hours were completed community-wide in 2010.

Volunteer programs support surge capacity through response role.
Surge capacity volunteers are trained in the Incident Command System.
Volunteers have responded to disasters within the Council's area.
Volunteers have responded to disasters outside the Council's area.

Awards and Recognition

Areas Served by Council

DAVIESS (County)
HANCOCK (County)
HENDERSON (County)
MCLEAN (County)
OHIO (County)
UNION (County)
WEBSTER (County)