The mission of the ALBUQUERQUE CITIZEN CORPS. COUNCIL is to harness the capabilities of every individual through education, training and volunteer service in order to make communities safer, stronger, and better prepared to respond to threats to the security and welfare of the community.
HOW DO WE ACCOMPLISH OUR MISSION?
By promoting strengthening, and expanding the Citizen Corps. Council programs at the community level.
By providing opportunities for special skills and interests.
By developing targeted outreach for the community, including special needs groups.
By providing opportunities for training in emergency preparedness.
By organizing and participating in special projects and community events.
By encouraging cooperation, collaboration and communications among community leaders.
By capturing the best practices and report accomplishments.
By creating opportunities for residents to participate.
ARE YOU PREPARED?
There are several ways you can get involved through the ALBUQUERQUE CITIZEN CORPS. COUNCIL.
Join one of our partner organizations like CERT (Community Emergency Response Team at www.cabq.gov/emergency).
Prepare yourself and your family: Get a kit, make a family plan, and be informed about potential threats and emergencies - goto www.ready.gov for more information.
Join medical Reserve Corps., to augment local community health and medical services during a disaster, public health emergency or or community public health event with pre-identified, trained and credentialed volunteers at www.nmmrcserves.org.
Join your Neighborhood Watch, or start one on your block. Neighborhood Watch is an excellent way to get to know your neighbors and to look out for each othe; "neighbors protecting neighbors". (for more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Albuquerque Citizen Corps. is coordinated nationally by the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
Ask about the No-Charge special training availiable to Albuquerque Citizen Corps. Council Members.
By joining one of our organization partners listed below, you automatically become a part of the Albuquerque Citizen Corps. Council.
Community Emergency Response Team
The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community.
Federal Emergency Management Agency
FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.
New Mexico Medical Reserves Corps.
The MRC here in New Mexico is part of a national network of local groups of volunteers committed to improving the health, safety, and resiliency of their communities. There are 13 MRC units in dispersed communities throughout New Mexico. These units are made up of hundreds of volunteers. However, in a state as large as New Mexico, every volunteer becomes a valuable asset. Your commitment to volunteering with the MRC can make a huge impact.
Our nation is built on the strength of our citizens. Every day, we encounter situations calling upon us to be the eyes and ears of law enforcement. Not only does neighborhood watch allow citizens to help in the fight against crime, it is also an opportunity for communities to bond through service. The Neighborhood Watch Program draws upon the compassion of average citizens, asking them to lend their neighbors a hand.
Albuquerque Office of Emergency Management
Police - EMS - Fire
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