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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.

Montgomery County Citizen Corps Council

Date last updated: Jun 29, 2015

Contact Information

Joe Corona
Community Outreach Coordinator

100 Edison Park Drive
Suite 1S31
Gaithersburg, MD 20878

(240) 773-0081
joe.corona@montgomerycountymd.gov

Sponsoring Organization: Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security

Date Council Established: May 2002

Council Mission:

The Montgomery County Citizen Corps Council is a partnership between volunteer organizations, local government, faith-based groups, and the business community to help support emergency preparedness education in Montgomery County.

Council Membership

The Public Sector
  • Emergency Management
  • Law Enforcement
  • Fire Service
  • Public Health Service
  • Animal Control
  • Human Services Agencies (e.g. aging, disability, low income)
  • Community Emergency Response Teams
  • 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
  • American Radio Relay League (ARRL) / Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) / Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Services (RACES) / other
  • Faith or Interfaith-Based Organizations
  • Places of Worship

Public Education and Training Activities

Preparedness Actions

Public Education Materials
  • Local alerts/warnings
  • Family Emergency Plan
  • Local information on sheltering
Training/Demonstrations
  • Family Emergency Plan

Hazard Types

Public Education Materials
  • All-hazards
Training/Demonstrations
  • All-hazards

Locations

Public Education Materials
  • Neighborhoods
  • Community events
Training/Demonstrations
  • Community events

Targeted Populations

Public Education Materials
  • General public
  • Frail/elderly
Training/Demonstrations
  • General public
  • Frail/elderly

Response Actions

Public Education Materials
  • Sheltering in place (staying where you are)
  • Community sheltering (mass care shelters)
Training/Demonstrations
  • Sheltering in place (staying where you are)
Outreach methods:
  • Printed materials (brochures, flyers)
  • Community events

Volunteer Service

Website to register for local volunteer opportunities:www.montgomerycountymd.gov/oemhs

Council supported volunteer programs:
  • Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
  • Fire Corps
  • Neighborhood Watch
  • Volunteers in Police Service
Volunteer opportunities in specialized areas:
  • Preparedness Education/Outreach Volunteer
  • First Aid / CPR / AED Training - Program Name: Red Cross
  • Search and Rescue Volunteer - Program Name: CERT

Approximately 20 volunteers participated in Council supported activities community-wide in 2010.

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.
Volunteers have responded to disasters outside the Council's area.

Awards and Recognition

Areas Served by Council

MONTGOMERY (County)