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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.

Smyrna Citizen Corp Council

Date last updated: Jul 12, 2013

Contact Information

Roy Acree
Deputy Director
Smyrna Fire/EMA
2620 Atlanta Rd.
Smyrna, GA 30080

(678) 631-5364
racree@smyrnaga.gov

Sponsoring Organization: City of Smyrna

Date Council Established: May 2013

Council Mission:

To disseminate preparedness information and opportunities to citizens and business' in the City of Smyrna. 

Council Membership

The Public Sector
  • Mayor, City/Town Manager, County/Parish Elected Leader
  • Emergency Management
  • Fire Service
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Public Health Service
  • Hospitals and Health Care Facilities
  • Human Services Agencies (e.g. aging, disability, low income)
  • Local Emergency Planning Committees
  • Community Emergency Response Teams
  • Medical Reserve Corps
  • Volunteers in Police Service
  • Neighborhood Watch and other Watch Programs
The Private Sector
  • Privately Owned Critical Infrastructure (e.g. power, transportation)
  • Private Hospitals / Assisted Living Facilities
The Voluntary and Community Sector
  • Voluntary/Community Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD / COAD)
  • Civic Organizations (Rotary, American Legion, VFW)
  • Neighborhood / Community / Homeowners Associations
  • 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 sheltering
  • Guidance on practicing response (drills)
  • Mitigation measures for property
  • Prevention measures (public health)
Training/Demonstrations
  • Family Emergency Plan
  • First Aid
  • CPR / AED
  • Guidance on practicing response (drills)

Hazard Types

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

Locations

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

Targeted Populations

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

Response Actions

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

Volunteer Service

Council supported volunteer programs:
  • Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
  • Medical Reserve Corps
  • Neighborhood Watch
  • Volunteers in Police Service
Volunteer programs support surge capacity through response role.

Awards and Recognition

Areas Served by Council

SMYRNA (Local) (30080, 30082)