The mission of the Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is to engage volunteers to strengthen public health, emergency response and community resiliency. MRC units are community-based and function as a way to locally organize and utilize volunteers who want to donate their time and expertise to prepare for and respond to emergencies and promote healthy living throughout the year. MRC volunteers supplement existing emergency and public health resources.
CERT trains people in basic disaster response skills
and helps them play an active role in emergency preparedness.
Citizen Corps asks you to embrace the personal responsibility to be prepared; to get training in first aid and emergency skills; and to volunteer to support local emergency responders, disaster relief, and community safety.
By volunteering in a Fire Corps program, citizens can perform non-emergency tasks, allowing first responders to focus on necessary training and critical emergency response situations. Fire Corps also creates a connection between fire/EMS departments and the community, providing a vehicle for citizens to find out which departments in their area need help and offering resources for departments to use to alleviate overburden tasks through the Fire Corps program.
The VIPS Program provides support and resources for agencies interested in developing or enhancing a volunteer program and for citizens who wish to volunteer their time and skills with a community law enforcement agency. The program's ultimate goal is to enhance the capacity of state and local law enforcement to utilize volunteers .
Public Health Emergency Preparedness
Sussex County Division of Health
201 Wheatsworth Road
Hamburg, NJ 07419
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The likelihood that you and your family will survive a house fire depends as much on having a working smoke detector and an exit strategy, as on a well-trained fire department. The same is true for surviving a natural disaster, terrorist attack or other emergency. We must all have the tools and plans in place to make it on our own, at least for a period of time, no matter where we are when disaster strikes.
Get up to date disaster information on terrorism, natural and industrial disasters. The primary mission of the Federal Emergency Management Agency is to reduce the loss of life and property and protect the Nation from all hazards, including natural disasters, acts of terrorism, and other man-made disasters, by leading and supporting the Nation in a risk-based, comprehensive emergency management system of preparedness, protection, response, recovery, and mitigation.