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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.

Alamo Area Citizen Corps Council

Date last updated: Nov 10, 2015

Contact Information

Scott Paul
Regional Citizen Corps Coordinator
Bexar County Fire Marshal
8130 Inner Circle
Brooks City Base, TX 78235 - 0488

(210) 206-8535
scott.paul@sanantonio.gov

Sponsoring Organization: Bexar County

Date Council Established: April 2003

Council Mission:

In partnership with local officials, coordinate, train, and educate citizens in all hazards response and recovery activities ensuring a stronger, safer community.

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
  • Public School System / School Board
  • Community College / Public Universities
  • Community Emergency Response Teams
  • Medical Reserve Corps
  • Volunteers in Police Service
  • Fire Corps
  • Neighborhood Watch and other Watch Programs
The Private Sector
  • The private sector is not yet represented on the Council.
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
  • Civic Organizations (Rotary, American Legion, VFW)
  • Youth-Based Organizations
  • Places of Worship

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
  • Prevention measures (public health)
Training/Demonstrations
  • Family Emergency Plan
  • Emergency supplies in multiple locations
  • First Aid

Hazard Types

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

Locations

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

Targeted Populations

Public Education Materials
  • General public
  • Youth
  • Diverse Language and Cultures
  • People with Disabilities
Training/Demonstrations
  • General public
  • Frail/elderly
  • Youth
  • Diverse Language and Cultures
  • Economic Factors
  • People with Disabilities

Response Actions

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

Volunteer Service

Website to register for local volunteer opportunities:www.volunteersa.org

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: Campus CERT

Approximately 1347 volunteers participated in Council supported activities community-wide in Tue Dec 06 12:06:57 GMT+00:00 2016.

Approximately 5119 volunteer service hours were completed community-wide in Tue Dec 06 12:06:57 GMT+00:00 2016.

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

ATASCOSA (County)
BANDERA (County)
BEXAR (County)
COMAL (County)
FRIO (County)
GILLESPIE (County)
GUADALUPE (County)
KARNES (County)
KENDALL (County)
KERR (County)
MCMULLEN (County)
MEDINA (County)
WILSON (County)