New Registration Initiative for Citizen Corps Councils and CERT Programs Begins January 25th
FEMA is asking all new and existing local Citizen Corps Councils and Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) programs to register on the national Citizen Corps and CERT websites. FEMA has two improved online registries that will demonstrate community readiness efforts of local Citizen Corps Councils and CERT programs.
The Citizen Corps Council registry will collect information for each registered Council to highlight:
- Community partnerships and activities among government and civic leaders
- Integration of non-governmental resources into government plans and protocols
- Local efforts to improve personal and organizational preparedness (such as training and education)
- Volunteer programs and volunteer disaster response activities
- Identified needs and resources required to support local initiatives
This effort will recognize the tremendous work accomplished to date and serve as a baseline for future individual and community preparedness and resiliency projects.
Every Citizen Corps Council and CERT program is required to register if they wish to have a listing in the Citizen Corps and CERT directory on the national Citizen Corps and CERT Program websites. Please note that only Citizen Corps Councils and CERT Programs may register. The registry is not for individual CERT teams that are organized within a CERT program.
More information and guidance documents for registration are available on the Councils and CERT Program registration support pages.
Click here to be directed to the Council registration support pages
Click here to be directed to the CERT registration support pages
The websites provide a registration fact-sheet, registration questions and contact information for technical assistance and support.
For Citizen Corps Councils and CERT Programs ONLY:
Next week, FEMA is offering a series of webinars to walk Citizen Corps Councils and CERT Programs through the updated system and to allow users to ask questions. Do not worry if you can't make either offering, all webinars will be recorded and posted to the registration support web pages after live sessions occur. Please note that you will only be able to access the webinar 15 minutes prior to show time.
Citizen Corps Councils
Tuesday, January 25, 2011 at noon - 1 p.m. (central time)
Wednesday, January 26, 2011 noon - 1 p.m. (central time)
Webinar Access: https://connect.hsin.gov/registry
Tuesday, January 25, 2011 at 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. (central time)
Wednesday, January 26, 2011 at 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. (central time)
Webinar Access: https//connect.hsin.gov/registry
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 405-425-7293.