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Citizens Helping The Fire Service. A Couple of Questions For You. Have you ever heard of Citizen Corps? Have you ever heard of CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) Do you do the following in your dept? Citizen Fire Academy Fire Explorers Auxiliary Canteen or Alternative Response Teams

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Citizens helping the fire service

Citizens HelpingThe Fire Service


A couple of questions for you

A Couple of Questions For You

  • Have you ever heard of Citizen Corps?

  • Have you ever heard of CERT (Community Emergency Response Team)

  • Do you do the following in your dept?

    • Citizen Fire Academy

    • Fire Explorers

    • Auxiliary

    • Canteen or Alternative Response Teams

    • Administrative or Associate Members

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What is fire corps

What is Fire Corps?

  • Fire Corps is an Exciting New Initiative

    • Enhances the capacity of Resource Constrained Fire Departments by using citizens in non-operational roles

    • Provides a medium for citizens to find departments looking for help

    • Provides Resources for Departments to start or improve on programs

  • Minimum it is a marketing tool

  • Maximum it is a full community outreach program

  • It can be as large or small as you want it to be

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Background

Background

  • Launched in December 2004 at the White House

  • One of five Citizen Corps Partner Programs (www.citizencorps.gov)

  • A partnership between:

    • International Association of Fire Chiefs

    • International Association of Fire Fighters

    • National Volunteer Fire Council

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Background cont d

Background (cont’d)

  • Managed through the Fire Corps office in Washington DC

  • Strategic Direction from National Advisory Committee Comprised of 15 Fire & Emergency Services Organizations

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Why take part

Why take part?

  • Relieves front line providers from many administrative tasks

    • Is not a threat to an organizations jobs as Fire Corps is only for Non-Operational Tasks

  • Enhances the ability to provide additional services

  • Provides a link to the community

  • Encourages citizens to become better prepared for their own emergencies

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Who s eligible

Who’s eligible?

  • The Requirements to register a program are minimal

    • Be a fire or emergency services department or directly affiliated to one

    • Have in place or implement a Fire Corps Citizen Advocate Program

    • Register at www.firecorps.org

    • Keep your information up to date

    • Work with your local or Regional Citizen Corps Council

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How can citizens help

How Can Citizens Help?

  • Citizens can help in many ways including but not limited to:

    • Administrative Functions

    • Life Safety Education

    • Fund Raising

    • Explorers

    • Data Entry

    • Bookkeeping

    • Canteen Services

    • Public Relations

    • Pre-Plan Research

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Is there help getting started

Is there help getting started?

  • www.firecorps.org

    • Key for information and promotion of programs

    • Resources and FAQ’s

    • Where departments are listed

    • Vehicle for citizens to find interested departments

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Is there help getting started1

Is there help getting started?

  • Promotional materials

  • Resource guide

    • Under development

    • Provides ideas for program development

    • Resource links

    • Best practice examples

      • Program descriptions

      • Documentation

    • Available Summer 2005

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Is there help getting started2

Is there help getting started?

  • Peer Connection

    • Resources through Fire Corps include examples and contacts of other departments to learn from other departments of ideas that work

  • 1-800-FIRE-LINE

    • Provides a means for citizens to call for info

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Is their money for this

Is their money for this?

  • Fire Corps intended to be low/no cost

  • Fire Corps is eligible for Citizen Corps funds

  • Potential opportunities within Assistance to Firefighter Grants (AFG)

  • Look at outside sources

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More information

More Information

  • Frequently Asked Questions and Additional Resources are at:

    www.firecorps.org

  • Contact the Fire Corps offices at:

    E-mail: [email protected]

    Phone: 202-887-4809 Fax: 202-887-5291

    1050 17th St NW Suite 490

    Washington, DC 20036

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