Posted by: Paulette Aniskoff, Director, Individual and Community Preparedness Division
As we’ve highlighted several times on the blog, Citizen Corps Councils and Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT) are a great way to get involved in preparing your community before disasters strike. If you’re involved with a local Citizen Corps Council or CERT Program please be sure to add your information to the Council Registration and CERT Program Registration pages today.
Registering will help individuals interested in Citizen Corps and CERT from your area get in touch with you. In addition, being listed in the national registry will allow you to share relevant information with other programs around the country.
Registering by March 30, 2011 ensures your Council or CERT Program will be included in reports to senior DHS leadership and Congress, which will feature all the great work that is going on in the field. You may still register after the March 30th deadline, but your information will not be a part of initial reporting.
Administrator Fugate is encouraging Citizen Corps Council and CERT Program registration, too – here’s why: