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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.

Teller County Citizen Corp Council

Date last updated: Mar 29, 2011

Contact Information

Steven Steed
Director, Office of Emergency Management
Teller County
112 N
Cripple Creek, CO 80813

(719) 492-6508
steeds@co.teller.co.us

Council Web Site: http://www.tellercc.com

Sponsoring Organization: Teller County

Date Council Established: February 2004

Council Mission:

The Teller County Citizen Corps Council is committed to building and sustaining professional, collaborative relationships with government agencies; first responders, community and citizen organizations, and private sector partners to enhance our County's emergency preparedness capabilities which reduce our citizens vulnerability to all-hazards emergency or disasters incidents.

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)
  • Hazard Materials Coordinator
  • Public Works
  • Public Utilities
  • Public School System / School Board
  • Transportation
  • Human Services Agencies (e.g. aging, disability, low income)
  • Local Emergency Planning Committees
  • Community Emergency Response Teams
  • Medical Reserve Corps
  • Fire Corps
  • Neighborhood Watch and other Watch Programs
  • Other Government - Sheriff's Posse, Search & Rescue, Colorado Mounted Rangers
The Private Sector
  • Privately Owned Critical Infrastructure (e.g. power, transportation)
  • Private Hospitals / Assisted Living Facilities
  • Media
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
  • Salvation Army
  • Volunteer Center
  • Neighborhood / Community / Homeowners Associations
  • Other Civic / Private Non-Profit - Senior Centers

Public Education and Training Activities

Preparedness Actions

Public Education Materials
  • Local alerts/warnings
  • Family Emergency Plan
  • First Aid
  • CPR / AED
  • Local information on evacuating
  • Local information on sheltering
  • Mitigation measures for property
  • Prevention measures (crime/terrorism)
  • Prevention measures (public health)
  • Cyber safety measures
Training/Demonstrations
  • Local alerts/warnings
  • First Aid
  • CPR / AED
  • Mitigation measures for property
  • Prevention measures (crime/terrorism)
  • Prevention measures (public health)

Hazard Types

Public Education Materials
  • Crime
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Household Emergencies
  • Natural Disasters
  • Public Health
  • Other - School Incidents
Training/Demonstrations
  • Crime
  • Public Health
  • Other - School Incidents

Locations

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

Targeted Populations

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

Response Actions

Public Education Materials
  • Building evacuations
  • Community evacuations
  • Community sheltering (mass care shelters)
  • Continuity of Operations
Training/Demonstrations
  • Building evacuations
  • Community sheltering (mass care shelters)
Outreach methods:
  • Website
  • Printed materials (brochures, flyers)
  • Automated text alerts
  • Reverse 9-1-1
  • Community events
National Preparedness Month Participation

Volunteer Service

Website to register for local volunteer opportunities:http://www.tellercc.com

Council supported volunteer programs:
  • Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
  • Fire Corps
  • Medical Reserve Corps
  • Neighborhood Watch
Volunteer opportunities in specialized areas:
  • Preparedness Education/Outreach Volunteer - Program Name: CERT
  • Law Enforcement - Program Name: Sheriff Posse
  • Public Health and Medical Services - Program Name: Medical Reserve Corp
  • Search and Rescue Volunteer - Program Name: Search and Rescue
  • Pet/Animal Needs Volunteer

Approximately 300 volunteers participated in Council supported activities community-wide in 2010.

Approximately 6800 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

Individuals and teams are acknowledged with awards and/or recognition ceremonies.

Areas Served by Council

TELLER (County)