Community level safety and security programs can be transformative on the ground and strategically when many neighborhoods pool their talents. Some have programs in place – so find your community on the list and shoot us a note so we can brief you on them.
City of Tampa City of Temple Terrace East Hillsborough
Note – your community has a special designation if its name has a hyper link. To learn more, click to display boundaries and characteristics developed by your neighbors as a “Community Planned Area”. The character and Integrity of
“Planned Communities” can be enhanced with proven safety and security programs. The Council and its programs representatives can help.
If your Community has an annual Festival, Fun Day, or Fair or would like to host one - the Council can help with exhibits, handouts, and resources. Let's talk about the impact that such a partnership could have in your Community.
Members are educated and trained in basic disaster preparedness and response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, and disaster medical operations. Using their training, CERT members assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event and can take a more
active role in preparing their community.
Each team is sponsored by an established first responder organization, such as: Fire and Rescue Department in Tampa, Hillsborough County, Temple Terrace.
You may also join an established CERT by coming to the Council meetings.
Also explore the CERT world at:
The American Red Cross operates shelters during emergencies and disasters. They will train volunteers in the various aspects of sheltering, feeding, and supply distribution . For more information go to: https://www.redcross.org/local/florida/central-florida/volunteer.html and all volunteer opportunities go to:
Recognizing that public first responders can be overwhelmed by the size or nature of an emergency or disasters in some rural areas, residents and business owners make certain equipment available as may be needed.
Equipment can be enrolled by using Appendices B and C and coordinated with the your First Responders. Thereafter, as needed, you will be notified by the Sheriff’s Office. Fire Rescue, or your CCOP managers.
For more information come to the Council meetings.
The Florida MRC Network facilitates the use of private volunteers in emergency response.
It augments local community and state-level health and medical services with pre-identified, trained and credentialed volunteers during emergency medical operations and other vital public health activities.
Your community's health care professionals can: learn more at www.servfl.com: join the MRC at https://flhealthresponse.com/mrcvolunteer; or contact the Hillsborough unit coordinator at (813) 274-8884.
The Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) and Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service (RACES) provide back-up and auxiliary communications during times of emergency.
You may join a club or help build a local team if you have an amateur radio license (HAM) or wish to acquire one.
Contact: www.hcaresraces.org or come to a Council meeting.
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