What is Citizen Corps Council of Pierce County?
Citizen Corps Council of Pierce County (CCC-PC) is one of nearly 2,500 councils across the country that were created after the 9-11 attacks by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Each one represents a grass-roots approach to bring together government and community leaders to involve residents in all-hazards emergency preparedness and response programs. CCC-PC brings together local government agencies, non-profit and faith based organizations, businesses and service organizations to carry out a local strategy to involve the whole community in all-hazards preparedness and resilience. We plan together in carrying out their missions prior to, during and after in times of emergencies and disasters.
Our Core functions are Prepare, Prevention/Mitigation, Respond, and Recover.
CCC-PC is a recognized 501c3 organization. Due to our unique position we coordinate emergency response efforts by Non Government Organizations to 4 DEM's, including Pierce County Department of Emergency Management. We are part of the Government Federal chain for funding.
To support this goal, we offer training opportunities such as Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT), Neighborhood Emergency Teams (PC-NET), and other emergency skills to connect you with established volunteer organizations such as Medical Reserve Corps (MRC), and ham operators. Participants gain skills in disaster first aid, psychological first aid, and how to work in an emergency operations center.
We also recognize the desire of community members to reach out and volunteer to support local emergency responders, disaster relief efforts, and community safety. Faith-based and non-profit organizations, businesses, and individuals work side by side with government agencies to plan for an organized response to help the needs of our community following disasters.
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