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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.

Meramec Valley Citizen Corp Council

Date last updated: Dec 9, 2014

Contact Information

Frank Arnoldy
Emer. Management Director / Police Deputy Chief
Crestwood Police
One Detjen Drive
Crestwood, MO 63126 - 1697

(314) 729-4810
farnoldy@ci.crestwood.mo.us

Sponsoring Organization: Crestwood Police

Date Council Established: January 2011

Council Mission:

The Meramec Valley Citizen Corps Council is a coaliation of CERT programs in the Southwest and Western portions of St. Louis County.  The purpose of the Citizen Corps Council is to promote Citizen Corps ideas and promote citizen perparedness in the region.  The MVCCC programs share instructors and hold joint training sessions for CERT members and the general public.  The title is from the earliest members all touching a bank of the Meramec River in St. Louis County.

Council Membership

The Public Sector
  • Emergency Management
  • Law Enforcement
  • Fire Service
  • Local Emergency Planning Committees
  • Community Emergency Response Teams
The Private Sector
  • The private sector is not yet represented on the Council.
The Voluntary and Community Sector
  • American Red Cross

Public Education and Training Activities

Preparedness Actions

Public Education Materials
  • Family Emergency Plan
  • Emergency supplies in multiple locations
  • Guidance on practicing response (drills)
Training/Demonstrations
  • Family Emergency Plan
  • Emergency supplies in multiple locations
  • Guidance on practicing response (drills)

Hazard Types

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

Targeted Populations

Public Education Materials
  • General public
  • People with Disabilities
Training/Demonstrations
  • General public
  • People with Disabilities

Response Actions

Public Education Materials
  • Sealing a room (aerosol protections)
  • Sheltering in place (staying where you are)
  • Community sheltering (mass care shelters)
  • Continuity of Operations
Training/Demonstrations
  • Sealing a room (aerosol protections)
  • Sheltering in place (staying where you are)
  • Community sheltering (mass care shelters)
  • Continuity of Operations
Outreach methods:
  • Website
  • Posters/Displays

Volunteer Service

Website to register for local volunteer opportunities:www.mvccc.us

Council supported volunteer programs:
  • Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

Approximately 50 volunteers participated in Council supported activities community-wide in Wed Apr 26 09:53:53 GMT+00:00 2017.

Approximately 200 volunteer service hours were completed community-wide in Wed Apr 26 09:53:53 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

ALLENTON (Local) (63001)
BALLWIN (Local) (63011, 63021, 63022, 63024)
CHESTERFIELD (Local) (63005, 63006, 63017)
EUREKA (Local) (63025)
FENTON (Local) (63026, 63099)
MARYLAND HEIGHTS (Local) (63043)
SAINT LOUIS (Local) (63119, 63122, 63123, 63126, 63127, 63131, 63141)
VALLEY PARK (Local) (63088)