Release Date: February 24, 2003
Opportunity for Citizen Support For America's Fire and
Emergency Medical Services Through The Citizen Corps Initiative
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Federal Emergency
Management Agency (FEMA) and the United States Fire Administration
(USFA) announce to the nation's fire and emergency medical services
leadership and members, meaningful ways to seek and accept citizen
support through the Citizen Corps initiative.
"It is imperative that we as America's firefighters and front line
responders, undertake an effort to embrace this important Citizen Corps
initiative. Citizen Corps has already begun to get Americans engaged in
active support to their first responders," R. David Paulison, USFA
Administrator said. "Further, the fire service support of Citizen Corps
will also help American citizens become more active in preparing their
families, their neighborhoods, and their communities for emergencies."
There currently are several major national initiatives underway.
Information regarding these initiatives can be found at
www.citizencorps.gov. There is further specific information for
first responders will be on the United States Fire Administration's
(USFA) web site, www.usfa.fema.gov.
Additional information can be found at these web sites: