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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.

Thurston County Citizen Corps Council

Date last updated: Nov 10, 2015

Contact Information

Vivian Eason
Emergency Management Coordinator
Thurston County Emergency Management
9521 Tilley Road SW
Olympia, WA 98512

(360) 867-2800
emwebmaster@co.thurston.wa.us

Council Web Site: http://www.co.thurston.wa.us/em
Social Media Site: http://facebook.com/ThurstonEM
Social Media Site: http://twitter.com/ThurstonEM

Sponsoring Organization: Thurston County Emergency Management

Date Council Established: July 2003

Council Mission:

To foster the development, growth and sustainability of volunteer efforts against disaster and emergencies of all kinds.

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)
  • Public Works
  • Public Utilities
  • Community College / Public Universities
  • Transportation
  • Ports and Waterways
  • Agriculture
  • Animal Control
  • Uniformed Armed Forces / National Guard
  • Human Services Agencies (e.g. aging, disability, low income)
  • Public Housing
  • Local Emergency Planning Committees
  • Community Emergency Response Teams
  • Medical Reserve Corps
  • Neighborhood Watch and other Watch Programs
The Private Sector
  • Private Schools / Universities
  • 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
  • Volunteer Center
  • Neighborhood / Community / Homeowners Associations
  • 211 Service
  • Humane Society / Animal Advocacy
  • Advocacy / Service Organizations for People with Disabilities
  • Advocacy / Service Organizations for the Frail Elderly
  • Advocacy / Service Organizations for Low Income Issues
  • Faith or Interfaith-Based Organizations
  • United Way

Public Education and Training Activities

Preparedness Actions

Public Education Materials
  • Local alerts/warnings
  • Protective measures for no-notice hazards
  • 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)
  • Mitigation measures for property
  • Prevention measures (crime/terrorism)
  • Prevention measures (public health)
  • Other - Map Your Neighborhood program
Training/Demonstrations
  • Local alerts/warnings
  • Protective measures for no-notice hazards
  • Family Emergency Plan
  • Emergency supplies in multiple locations
  • Guidance on practicing response (drills)
  • Other - Map Your Neighborhood program

Hazard Types

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

Locations

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

Targeted Populations

Public Education Materials
  • General public
  • Frail/elderly
  • Youth
  • Pet Owners
  • Diverse Language and Cultures
  • 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)
  • Continuity of Operations
Training/Demonstrations
  • Continuity of Operations
Outreach methods:
  • Website
  • Social media
  • Printed materials (brochures, flyers)
  • Posters/Displays
  • Radio announcements
  • Television announcements
  • Talking points for community leaders
  • Community events

Volunteer Service

Website to register for local volunteer opportunities:www.co.thurston.wa.us/em

Council supported volunteer programs:
  • Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
  • Medical Reserve Corps
Volunteer opportunities in specialized areas:
  • Preparedness Education/Outreach Volunteer - Program Name: Disaster Assistance Response Team
  • Preparedness Education for Youth - Program Name: School All Hazards Program
  • Emergency Management - Program Name: Disaster Assistance Response Team
  • Law Enforcement
  • Public Health and Medical Services - Program Name: Medical Reserve Corps
  • Search and Rescue Volunteer - Program Name: Thurston County SAR

Approximately 250 volunteers participated in Council supported activities community-wide in Tue Dec 06 12:06:44 GMT+00:00 2016.

Approximately 100 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.

Awards and Recognition

Areas Served by Council

THURSTON (County)