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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.

Skagit County Citizen Corps Council

Date last updated: Apr 22, 2015

Contact Information

Krista Salinas
Skagit County Dept of Emergency Mgmt
2911 E. College Way, Ste B
Mount Vernon, WA 98273

(360) 428-3250
kristas@co.skagit.wa.us

Sponsoring Organization: Skagit County Emergency Management

Date Council Established: December 2004

Council Mission:

Provide opportunities for Skagit County residents to help themselves and the community in preparing for disasters and protecting their community

Council Membership

The Public Sector
  • Emergency Management
  • Law Enforcement
  • Fire Service
  • Public Health Service
  • Public School System / School Board
  • Community Emergency Response Teams
  • Medical Reserve Corps
  • Volunteers in Police Service
  • Fire Corps
The Private Sector
  • The private sector is not yet represented on the Council.
The Voluntary and Community Sector
  • Language / Cultural Organizations
  • Faith or Interfaith-Based Organizations

Public Education and Training Activities

Preparedness Actions

Public Education Materials
  • Local alerts/warnings
  • Protective measures for no-notice hazards
  • Family Emergency Plan
  • Prevention measures (crime/terrorism)
  • Prevention measures (public health)
Training/Demonstrations
  • Family Emergency Plan
  • Prevention measures (public health)

Hazard Types

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

Locations

Public Education Materials
  • Neighborhoods
  • Schools
  • Places of Worship
  • Workplace
  • Civic / Non-profit Organizations
  • Community events
Training/Demonstrations
  • 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
  • Pet Owners
  • Diverse Language and Cultures

Response Actions

Public Education Materials
  • Community sheltering (mass care shelters)
Training/Demonstrations
  • Community sheltering (mass care shelters)
Outreach methods:
  • Website
  • Printed materials (brochures, flyers)
  • Posters/Displays
  • 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/Outreach Volunteer - Program Name: CERT
  • Preparedness Education for Youth - Program Name: CERT
  • Emergency Management - Program Name: CERT
  • Fire Service - Program Name: Fire Corps
  • Law Enforcement - Program Name: Volunteers in Policing
  • Public Health and Medical Services - Program Name: Medical Reserve Corps
  • Search and Rescue Volunteer - Program Name: Skagit Search & Rescue
  • Pet/Animal Needs Volunteer
  • IT / Communications Volunteer - Program Name: ARES/RACES

Approximately 100 volunteers participated in Council supported activities community-wide in 2010.

Approximately 500 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

SKAGIT (County)