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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.

Island County Citizen Corps Council

Date last updated: Dec 10, 2014

Contact Information

Terry Clark
Coordinator
Island Co Medical Reserve Corps
1 NE 6th St
Coupeville, WA 98239

(360) 321-5111 ext. 7370
islandmrc@yahoo.com

Sponsoring Organization: Island County Emergency Management

Date Council Established: March 2006

Council Mission:

Island County Citizen Council provides awareness, training, and practiced on how to prevent, protect, mitigate, prepare for, and respond to all threats and hazards, natural or manmade. 
Our volunteer service provides ongoing support for community safety and critical surge capacity in response and recovery as well as mentoring and creating community leaders for tomorrow. 

Contiunation to focus on whole community preparedness in collaboration with local business and private partners. 

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
  • Transportation
  • Uniformed Armed Forces / National Guard
  • Veterans Affairs
  • Local Emergency Planning Committees
  • Community Emergency Response Teams
  • Medical Reserve Corps
  • Neighborhood Watch and other Watch Programs
  • AmeriCorps / Senior Corps / Learn and Serve / VISTA
  • Other Government - Map Your Neighborhood Program
The Private Sector
  • Privately Owned Critical Infrastructure (e.g. power, transportation)
  • 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
  • Civic Organizations (Rotary, American Legion, VFW)
  • Neighborhood / Community / Homeowners Associations
  • 211 Service
  • Youth-Based Organizations
  • Faith or Interfaith-Based Organizations
  • United Way
  • Community Foundation

Public Education and Training Activities

Preparedness Actions

Public Education Materials
  • Local alerts/warnings
  • Protective measures for no-notice hazards
  • Family Emergency Plan
  • 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)
Training/Demonstrations
  • Local alerts/warnings
  • Protective measures for no-notice hazards
  • Emergency supplies in multiple locations
  • First Aid
  • CPR / AED
  • Local information on sheltering
  • Guidance on practicing response (drills)
  • Prevention measures (public health)

Hazard Types

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

Locations

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

Targeted Populations

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

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
  • Building evacuations
  • Sheltering in place (staying where you are)
  • Community sheltering (mass care shelters)
  • Continuity of Operations
Outreach methods:
  • Website
  • Social media
  • Printed materials (brochures, flyers)
  • Posters/Displays
  • Talking points for community leaders
  • Community events

Volunteer Service

Council supported volunteer programs:
  • Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
  • Medical Reserve Corps
  • Neighborhood Watch
Volunteer opportunities in specialized areas:
  • Preparedness Education/Outreach Volunteer - Program Name: Map Your Neighborhood
  • Preparedness Education for Youth - Program Name: 4-H, Girl Scouts, Explorer Scouts
  • First Aid / CPR / AED Training - Program Name: MRC, Red Cross
  • Emergency Management - Program Name: CERT
  • Fire Service - Program Name: local fire dept volunteers
  • Law Enforcement - Program Name: Citizen Patrol
  • Public Health and Medical Services - Program Name: MRC
  • Pet/Animal Needs Volunteer
  • IT / Communications Volunteer - Program Name: DEM, RACES

Approximately 250 volunteers participated in Council supported activities community-wide in 2010.

Approximately 1200 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

ISLAND (County)