There are many ways that you can get involved- especially before a disaster. You can participate in programs and activities to make your family, home, and communities safer and more prepared.
If a major disaster occurs and overwhelms first response agencies, trained volunteers that are affiliated with an organization can play important roles in disaster response and recovery.
Here are a few ways that you can help:
- Inform others.
- Teach friends, family and coworkers about getting prepared, staying informed, and getting involved.
- Request a free delivery of Until Help Arrives training for your neighborhood, faith based group, or organization. For more information about this training, please contact our office.
- Volunteer on one of our Special Teams.
- Help your neighbors.
- Start a community preparedness project. More information at Serve.Gov.
- Be an Informed Citizen.
- Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) meetings are open to the public. The LEPC is a volunteer committee that meets to develop emergency response plans and provide information about chemicals in a community to citizens.