Other Ways to Get Involved in Emergency Preparedness
Learn how you can become a trained volunteer and help respond during an emergency. Volunteers are needed to assist with medical response, public safety, emergency planning, and disaster readiness in the community.
Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) educates individuals about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact the City of Alexandria and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as damage assessment after a disaster, extinguish small fires, perform light search and rescue, triage, give first aid, and provide much needed assistance in times of crisis! The Community Emergency Response Team program trains community members to be better prepared to respond to emergency situations in Alexandria. When emergencies happen, CERT members can give critical support to first responders by providing immediate assistance to victims and organizing spontaneous volunteers at a disaster site. CERT members can also participate in non-emergency projects that help improve the safety of the community. Find out more about upcoming CERT trainings and how to participate HERE.
Alexandria Medical Reserve Corps is a group of volunteers that includes individuals with medical training and experience as well as individuals from a wide range of non-medical backgrounds. The MRC's local mission is to strengthen the health emergency preparedness and response of the people in Alexandria, and to develop a Corps of medical and non-medical volunteers to respond as needed to such emergencies. MRC volunteer activities range from community preparedness to assisting in a variety of settings if a natural or terrorist-caused health emergency occurs. Learn how to join HERE.
The Alexandria Police Department has a volunteer program that allows that alllows citizens who wish to donate their time and talents to the Police department to assist with administrative and operations support duties, thus allowing officers to spend more time on law enforcement and crime prevention activities. Find out more details about HERE.