The Talladega County Citizen Corps Council is working to rejuvenate the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters (VOAD), and Student Preparedness programs of Talladega County. Volunteers are key to any process.




Citizen Corps offers volunteer opportunities to support local fire, law enforcement, emergency medical services, community public health efforts and to contribute to the four stages of emergency managemant:  preparedness, prevention, repsonse and recovery.  With the added support of citizen volunteers, emergency services providers have more time to fulfill their highly skilled responsibilities and to make our communities safer, stronger and better prepared! 


 
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.
 Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD) is the forum where organizations and businesses share knowledge and resources throughout the disaster cycle—preparation, response and recovery—to help disaster survivors and their communities.
Student Preparedness helps prepare you to help yourself, your family, and you school in the event of a disaster. During an incident, emergency service personnel may not be able to reach everyone right away. By getting trained in Student Preparedness, you will have the skills to help emergency responders, save lives, and protect property.
 

Talladega County EMA is always looking for volunteers to assist with disaster or emergency events. If you are interested in joining any of these groups please contact LeighAnn Butler (EMA Specialist I/Planner) with the Talladega County EMA at 256-761-2125. We need your help. Sign up today!