mission of Citizen
Corps is to harness the power of every individual through education,
training, and volunteer service to make communities safer, stronger, and
better prepared to respond to the threats of terrorism, crime, public
health issues, and disasters of all kinds.
The Citizen Corps mission is accomplished through a
national network of state, local, and tribal Citizen Corps Councils. These
Councils build on community strengths to implement the Citizen Corps programs
and will carry out a local strategy to have every American participate.
Everyone can do something to help make our families
and our communities safer through:
Personal responsibility: Developing a household
preparedness plan and disaster supplies kits, observing home health and
safety practices, implementing disaster mitigation measures, and participating
in crime prevention and reporting.
Training: Taking classes in emergency preparedness,
response capabilities, first aid, CPR, fire suppression, and search and
Volunteer service: Engaging individuals in volunteer
activities that support first responders, disaster relief groups, and
community safety organizations. Everyone can do something to support local
law enforcement, fire, emergency medical services, community public health
efforts, and the four stages of emergency management: prevention, mitigation,
response and recovery efforts.
A large volume of information on this Collin County
Citizen Corps website was gathered from the Citizen
Reserve Corps (MRC), Community
Emergency Response Team (CERT), Fire
in Police Service (VIPS), and Neighborhood
Watch national programs.