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PUDGET SOUND ENERGY AWARD $4,500 TO SUPPORT CERT PROGRAM

April 13, 2016

Ciitzen Corps Council of Pierce County was awarded $4,500 from Pudget Sound Engergy at this month's general meeting.  Funding will support ongoing efforts and training for CERT programs throughout the County. 

OUTSTANDING VOLUNTEER AWARD RECIPIENT

April 25, 2013

Elaine Gualtieri burst onto the Citizen Corps scene in 2008, initially as a representative for Central Pierce Fire and Rescue volunteers.  Her enthusiasm quickly spread to the greater vision of establishing a solid Citizen Corps Council for Pierce County (CCCPC).  The first CCC board president, Elaine saw the board through the lengthy process of becoming a 501c3 in 2010.  She consistently makes herself available to serve in the Pierce County Emergency Operations Center as a Citizen Corps liaison whenever requested.  Her personal charm has paved the way in engaging others in the CCCPC mission.  This past year, she took time off her job working with the Social Security Administration to travel with Pierce County government representatives to the Emergency Management Institute in Maryland.  There along with another CCC volunteer, she provided a strong voice (with a southern twang) to the value of volunteer working side-by-side with the professional first responders. 

FEMA ANNOUNCES 2012 INDIVIDUAL AND COMMUNITY PREPAREDNESS AWARD WINNERS

October 10, 2012

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today announced the recipients of the 2012 Individual and Community Preparedness Awards. These Awards recognize the innovative practices and achievements of individuals, Citizen Corps Councils, and non-profit, faith-based, and private sector organizations working throughout the nation to make our communities safer, stronger, and better prepared to manage any disaster or emergency event.  West Pierce County Fire and Rescue CERT Program won the Volunteer Intergration category award for 2012. Colleen Adler is their Emergency Preparedness Coordinator.

CHAMPIONS OF CHANGE: COMMUNITY PREPAREDNESS AND RESILIENCE

October 10, 2012

Colleen Adler is the Emergency Preparedness Coordinator for West Pierce Fire & Rescue which serves the cities of Lakewood and University Place in Washington State. Colleen has a 21-year career with the fire service, the last five being focused on developing and supporting the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program for the citizens of the district. Her focus is to engage the various citizen groups in a collaborative effort to prepare for and respond to emergencies. Colleen is also Vice President of the Citizen Corps Council of Pierce County. Under her leadership West Pierce Fire & Rescue now has over 400 trained CERT members who are ready to assist the community should the need arise.

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In 2010, the Citizen Corps Council was awarding the outstanding achievement for Community Collaboration.  This was in recognition of the work that was done to bringing together the non-profit, faith-based, and governmental agencies to assist individuals impacted by the flooding.  This effort set the groundwork for the Disaster Survivor's Advocacy Team (DSAT) that helps to ensure individuals or their families don't fall through the cracks when disasters strikes. Dennis Lewis from St. Vincent DePaul and Barbara Nelson with Pierce County Emergency Management traveled to Washington DC to receive this honor on behalf of the Council.

National Citizen Corps Achievement Award

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