Citizen Corps is an elite network of trained citizens who take an active role in making their communities safer. Citizen Corps members help prepare their family, neighbors, and the community to respond to natural disasters like floods, tornadoes, and ice storms; man-made disasters like fire and chemical spills; threats of terrorism; and crime.
Check out the Citizen Corps site at the Ready.gov web page.
Citizen Corps members believe in:
Make a Plan
Activities such as communication, decision making, site specific emergency plans and early preparation
Make a Kit
Having the essentials for a survival kit such as water, food, air, basic supplies, clothing, bedding first aid, and important documents. It also addresses making a kit for those with special needs.
Be informed about different natural disasters as well as man-made disasters. It talks about key responses to hazardous materials and different disaster situations.