Emergency Management News

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Volunteer with Fire Corp #OKfire

If you’re looking for more ways to volunteer in your community, consider joining your local Fire Corps program. Fire Corps allows community members to support their local fire and EMS departments in a non-emergency role, which enables department members to focus on emergency response and training.
Fire Corps volunteers use their skills to assist with various tasks, including:
  • Providing food and water to first responders;
  • Conducting fire prevention and life safety education; and
  • Distributing disaster preparedness materials.
Recently, members of the Burbank Fire Corps program in Burbank, CA engaged with the community to spread the preparedness message during several local events. At a shopping event called Ladies Night Out, volunteers set up booths with emergency preparedness information, passed out pamphlets about smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, and encouraged residents to sign up for the Burbank Fire Department’s EMS subscription program.
At another event, Burbank Fire Corps shared safety information with kids during an outdoor movie screening and family day. All events were a great opportunity to provide tips for personal, household, and community preparedness.
Interested in serving? There are more than 1,500 Fire Corps programs in the U.S. and more than 21,000 volunteers. Find a program near you and volunteer today!  

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