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Title: 2008 Georgia Citizen Corps LEPC Leadership Forum Citizen Corps Overview


1
2008 Georgia Citizen Corps LEPC Leadership
Forum Citizen Corps Overview
  • October 27, 2008

Candace L. Burrell, CEM Community Preparedness
Division
2
Community Preparedness Overview
3
Vision Resilience
Resilient Communities
Resilient Nation
Culture of Preparedness
  • Culture of Preparedness
  • Personal Responsibility Self-Reliance
  • Ongoing, evolving process
  • Initiative and accountability among all sectors
    and at all levels
  • Both individuals and communities have a central
    role
  • Resilient Community The capacity to maintain or
    re-stabilize critical community-level
    infrastructure and functions in the event of a
    disaster.

4
Why involve the Community?
  • Less than 1 percent of the
  • U.S. population is an
  • emergency responder
  • In 95 of situations, victims
  • and bystanders are first to
  • respond
  • 85 of critical infrastructure
  • is privately owned

Journal of Emergency Medical Services (2004)
National Fire Protection Association (2003)
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund
(2003)
5
Community Preparedness
  • Structure and a process for ongoing collaboration
    between government and nongovernment entities,
    led by emergency managers
  • Volunteers and nongovernment resources are
    incorporated into plans and exercises
  • Everyone in America is fully aware, trained, and
    practiced on how to prevent, protect against,
    mitigate, prepare for, respond to, and recover
    from all hazards
  • Citizens participate in volunteer programs and
    provide surge capacity support
  • Nongovernment resources are managed effectively
    in disasters
  • Process to evaluate progress

6
New and Evolving Fields of Study
  • Preparedness as a multi-faceted mission
  • New academic fields have emerged, and are
    evolving and growing
  • Research-based and scientifically-based
  • Hard and soft sciences
  • Federally and technologically supported

7
Planning Steps
  • Form a collaborative planning team to
  • Understand and assess the situation
  • Determine goals and objectives
  • Plan development
  • Plan preparation, review, and approval
  • Plan refinement or execution

Adequacy Feasibility Acceptability
Completeness Compliance
8
Localized Outreach and Education
  • Local campaigns mass media and communications
  • Multi-sector participation
  • Multi-sector delivery of interactive learning
  • Assessing
  • Survey People tell you how they will behave
    report what they have done
  • Test Actual knowledge simulated behavior
  • Actual Observe/analyze response in real events
  • Targeted populations
  • Drills and exercises

9
Volunteer Programs
  • Mission focused programs
  • Reducing the burden on the communitys budget and
    responder capacity
  • Reinforces shared responsibility
  • Integrated and institutionalized in government
    plans/structure
  • Training and Exercises

10
Common Challenges in Community Collaboration
  • Changing the culture of government is the
    solution
  • Competition for resources and market share at
    all levels
  • Focus on every day needs busy lives
  • Business Case for preparedness
  • Varying organizational goals and priorities
  • Insufficient progress in increasing preparedness
    measures

11
Citizen Corps 101 and Toolkit
12
Citizen Corps Mission
  • Citizen Corps brings community and government
    leaders together to involve community members and
    organizations in all-hazards emergency
    preparedness, planning, mitigation, response, and
    recovery

13
Citizen Corps Councils
Collaboration, Planning, Building Capacity
Resiliency
Training Exercises
Volunteer Programs Surge Support
Outreach Education
14
Citizen Corps Council Membership
  • First responder/emergency management
  • Elected officials
  • Community and non-profit organizations
  • VOADs and other organizations engaging volunteers
  • Business leaders, especially critical
    infrastructure
  • Faith-based leaders
  • School system representatives
  • Transportation sector
  • Citizen Corps Program Partners, MMRS, and
    Affiliates
  • Public health, medical facilities, and veterinary
    services
  • Large venue facilities
  • Media executives
  • Organizations representing special
    needs/interests residents
  • Community/Neighborhood networks

15
Citizen Corps Councils as Agents of Change
  • Targeted and Integrated Vertical/Horizontal,
    Multi-Sector, Cross-Discipline
  • Community-based and State/Regionally Integrated
  • Personal and Societal Behavioral Change
  • Civic Engagement and Community Change
  • Partnerships and Collaboration at All Levels
  • Continuous Integrated Planning

16
Citizen Corps Toolkit - Process
  • Identify, catalogue, and translate existing
    tools
  • Conduct and synthesize research
  • Fill gaps with new tools
  • Package as Toolkit for Citizen corps Councils
  • Update and enhance over time

17
Citizen Corps Toolkit - Modules
  • Rationale Why Collaborate and Plan Ahead?
  • Creating/Sustaining a Citizen Corps Council
  • Assessing Community Resources and Needs
  • Planning Targeted Action Plans/Established Plans
  • Public Education and Outreach
  • Volunteer Programs
  • Surge Support
  • Evaluation and Improvement

18
Structure of a Citizen Corps Council
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Citizen Corps Growth
  • January 2002 October 2008
  • Councils 0 2,327
  • CERT 170 2,869
  • Fire Corps 0 687
  • MRC 0
    725
  • NWP 7,500 14,791
  • VIPS 76 1,663
  •  

20
Citizen Corps Council Growth
21
Citizen Corps Council Data Collection
  • Currently 2,327
  • Registered and
  • Approved Citizen
  • Corps Councils
  • 173 Additional Councils
  • in the Review/Approval
  • Process
  • Councils continue to be actively formed
  • Earliest Council data posted to website in
    January, 2002
  • Averaging 12 new Council registrations per month
  • Limited metrics exist on these Councils
  • Need to revalidate all Councils and collect
    additional metrics

22
Percentage of Population Served
23
Looking Forward 2009
  • Resources for Citizen Corps Councils
  • Partnership Development and Coordination
  • Training and Exercise
  • National Policy Integration / Development
  • Communication and Outreach

24
Citizen Corps Partner Programs and Affiliates
25
Citizen Corps Partners
26
Citizen Corps Affiliates
27
Citizen Corps Affiliates 2008
  • Strengthening Communication and Outreach
  • Individual meetings with each affiliate to map
    out partnership opportunities for 2008-2009
  • Signing new affiliates to provide additional
    resources and opportunities for Citizen Corps
    Councils

28
Affiliates and Citizen Corps
  • Participation on Citizen Corps Councils
  • Public Education and Outreach
  • Training
  • Volunteer Service Opportunities

29
Citizen Corps Website Update
30
Upcoming Citizen Corps Website Updates
  • Citizen Corps in Action
  • A resource to share success stories
  • Citizen Corps Data Collection/Registration
  • Collection of metrics and demographics of our
    programs
  • Affiliate Resource Indexes
  • Entry points into the resources provided by our
    affiliated programs

31
Citizen Corps Website Maintenance
  • As outlined in the Grant Guidance, Citizen Corps
    Program Managers must also continue to provide
    program management via the administrative section
    of the Citizen Corps website, http//www.citizenco
    rps.gov, to include managing the approval process
    for local Citizen Corps Councils, CERT programs,
    managing administrative section passwords for
    local users, and managing calendar events,
    subscribers, and e-mails to local Councils.
  • As part of their responsibilities for managing
    the administrative section of the Citizen Corps
    website, Program Managers must consistently
    update the listed points of contact.

32
Affiliate Resource Pages
33
Affiliate Cross-Reference
  • Affiliate Resource links organized by topic
  • Grants
  • Publications
  • Online Educational Materials
  • Training Courses
  • Exercises/Drills
  • Successes/Best Stories

34
  • Questions?
  • www.citizencorps.gov
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