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Engaging Community Support Through Fire Corps. What Is Fire Corps?. Provides non-operational community support Launched in December 2004 at the White House Newest of five Citizen Corps Partner Programs under DHS Partnership between the IAFC, the NVFC, and the USFA

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Engaging Community Support

Through Fire Corps


What is fire corps
What Is Fire Corps?

  • Provides non-operational community support

  • Launched in December 2004 at the White House

  • Newest of five Citizen Corps Partner Programs under DHS

  • Partnership between the IAFC, the NVFC, and the USFA

  • National Advisory Committee represents every major fire service organization in the nation


How can fire corps help you
How Can Fire Corps Help You?

  • Increases capacity of fire/EMS

    departments

  • Community outreach program

  • Marketing tool

  • Generates “advocates”


Why take part in fire corps
Why Take Part In Fire Corps?

  • Allows emergency responders to focus on critical, life-threatening situations

  • Increases departments’ ability to provide additional services to the community and sustain ongoing programs

  • Provides a vital link between department and community


Additional benefits
Additional Benefits

  • Little or no cost

  • Opens departments to additional sources of funding

  • Educates and involves citizens about issues in the fire and emergency services


How can community members help
How Can Community Members Help?

  • Promote fire safety & prevention in schools and homes

  • Assist with reporting incidents and entering statistical data

  • Fundraising

  • Provide canteen services at major incidents


More ways community members can help
More Ways Community Members Can Help

  • Role-playing for training exercises

  • Website development or information management systems

  • Bookkeeping

  • Help with special events

    Your Imagination is Your Only Limitation!


How to get started
How to Get Started

  • Assess community/department needs

  • Draft action plan & garner support

  • Visit www.firecorps.org

    • Register online

    • Download resources

    • See what others are doing

  • Implement!


Role of citizen corps councils
Role of Citizen Corps Councils

  • Generate awareness

  • Promote Citizen Corps programs locally

  • Work together with local fire/EMS departments


Fire Corps

1050 17th Street NW, Suite 490

Washington, DC 20036

1-888-FC-INFO1 (324-6361)

(202) 887-5291 fax

[email protected]

www.firecorps.org


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