The Chatham County Citizen Corps asks you to help your family and your community be safer, stronger, and better prepared to respond to any kind of disaster. Through the Citizen Corps initiative, the Chatham Emergency Management Agency and your local Citizen Corps Council promote a range of measures for you to make your family, your home, and your community safer from the threats of crime, terrorism, and disasters of all kinds.

Next CERT class starts June 7th..see calendar
Each Tuesday 6pm - 8:30pm (8 weeks)
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 Recent CERT graduates
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JOIN CERT (Community Emergency response Team)
in Chatham call 692-8911

The Citizen Corps Office of Community Preparedness (CCOCP)
The CCOCP coordinates, promotes, trains and assists in developing the following
Citizen Corps programs in Chatham County.

The mission of Citizen Corps is to harness the power of every individual through education, training, and volunteer service to make communities safer, stronger, and better prepared to respond to the threats of terrorism, crime, public health issues, and disasters of all kinds.

The Citizen Corps mission will be accomplished through a national network of state, local, and tribal Citizen Corps Councils, which will tailor activities to the community and build on community strengths to develop and implement a local strategy to have every American participate through:


Personal responsibility: Developing a household preparedness plan and disaster supplies kits, observing home health and safety practices, implementing disaster mitigation measures, and participating in crime prevention and reporting.

Training: Taking classes in emergency preparedness, response capabilities, first aid, CPR, fire suppression, and search and rescue procedures.

Volunteer service: Engaging individuals in volunteer activities that support first responders, disaster relief groups, and community safety organizations. Everyone can do something to support local law enforcement, fire, emergency medical services, community public health efforts, and the four stages of emergency management: prevention, mitigation, response and recovery efforts.

Local Citizen Corps Councils will also promote and strengthen the Citizen Corps programs at the community level, such as Volunteers in Police Service programs, CERT teams, Medical Reserve Corps units, and Neighborhood Watch groups; provide opportunities for special skills and interests; develop targeted outreach for special needs groups; organize special projects and community events; encourage cooperation and collaboration among community leaders; and capture smart practices and report accomplishments.

Chatham County Emergency Management Agency

Chatham CERT Teams



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