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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.

Pennyrile Regional Citizen Corps Council

Date last updated: Oct 31, 2016

Contact Information

Kyle Cunningham
GIS Specialist
Pennyrile Area Development District
300 Hammond Dr
Pennyrile Area Development District
Hopkinsville, KY 42240

(270) 886-9484
kyle.cunningham@ky.gov

Council Web Site: http://www.peadd.info/cc
Social Media Site: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Pennyrile-Area-Development-District/114147265285544?v=wall#!/pages/Pennyrile-Regional-Citizen-Corps-Council/164559036889115
Social Media Site: https://twitter.com/PennyCitizenCps

Sponsoring Organization: Pennyrile Area Development District

Date Council Established: February 2006

Council Mission:

This regional Citizen Corps Council provides citizens in the Pennyrile with the information to prepare and the opportunity to volunteer in the case of a disaster or emergency in their community.  The Pennyrile Area Development District assists the regional Citizen Corps Council for the nine counties in the Pennyrile area.

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
  • Emergency Communications (e.g. Alerts/Warning Systems, PSAP / 911 Call Centers)
  • Public Works
  • Public Utilities
  • Community College / Public Universities
  • Transportation
  • Uniformed Armed Forces / National Guard
  • Human Services Agencies (e.g. aging, disability, low income)
  • Weather Service / NOAA
  • Local Emergency Planning Committees
  • Community Emergency Response Teams
  • Medical Reserve Corps
  • Neighborhood Watch and other Watch Programs
The Private Sector
  • Private Hospitals / Assisted Living Facilities
  • Media
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)
  • Chamber of Commerce / Jaycees
  • Neighborhood / Community / Homeowners Associations
  • Humane Society / Animal Advocacy
  • Advocacy / Service Organizations for People with Disabilities
  • Advocacy / Service Organizations for the Frail Elderly
  • Faith or Interfaith-Based Organizations

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
  • Guidance on practicing response (drills)
  • Mitigation measures for property
  • Prevention measures (crime/terrorism)
Training/Demonstrations
  • Local alerts/warnings
  • Family Emergency Plan
  • Emergency supplies in multiple locations
  • Local information on evacuating
  • Local information on sheltering
  • Guidance on practicing response (drills)
  • Prevention measures (crime/terrorism)

Hazard Types

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

Locations

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

Targeted Populations

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

Response Actions

Public Education Materials
  • Building evacuations
  • Sheltering in place (staying where you are)
  • Continuity of Operations
Training/Demonstrations
  • Building evacuations
  • Sheltering in place (staying where you are)
Outreach methods:
  • Website
  • Social media
  • Printed materials (brochures, flyers)
  • Posters/Displays
  • Radio announcements
  • Television announcements
  • Automated text alerts
  • Talking points for community leaders
  • Community events

Volunteer Service

Website to register for local volunteer opportunities:http://www.peadd.info/cc/CitizenInterest.htm

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: CERT

Approximately 125 volunteers participated in Council supported activities community-wide in Sat Jun 24 17:29:18 GMT+00:00 2017.

Approximately 1350 volunteer service hours were completed community-wide in Sat Jun 24 17:29:18 GMT+00:00 2017.

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

CALDWELL (County)
CHRISTIAN (County)
CRITTENDEN (County)
HOPKINS (County)
LIVINGSTON (County)
LYON (County)
MUHLENBERG (County)
TODD (County)
TRIGG (County)