Amateur Radio (SKYWARN/ARES/RACES)
This is a public service provided by a reserve (volunteer) communications group within government agencies in times of extraordinary need.
Bloomington Amateur Radio Club: www.bloomingtonradio.org/
Indiana State RACES: www.in.gov/dhs/2686.htm
Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT)
The CERT program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community.
Already a CERT member and interested in becoming an instructor? We will be having a CERT Train the Trainer course in Bloomington on October 10, 17 and 24 (2015). The training will be from 8am-5pm with an hour lunch and you must be able to attend all three days.
For more information about CERT in Monroe County contact Lisa Kane, email@example.com.
Medical Reserve Corps (MRC)
Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is a national network of local groups of volunteers committed to improving the health, safety and resiliency of their communities. MRC volunteers include medical and public health professionals, as well as any lay person interested in strengthening the public health infrastructure and improving the preparedness and response capabilities of their local jurisdiction. There are approximately 4,100 rostered MRC volunteers in Indiana. Monroe County’s volunteer contribution to that number is approximately 40.
Monroe County MRC is always actively recruiting new volunteers from diverse backgrounds: teachers, homemakers, veterinarians, retired individuals from any profession -- any one from any background is needed and welcome to join our unit! For more information, program updates, and more visit https://www.facebook.com/monroemrc
Sign up to become a volunteer today! www.serv-in.org
For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their website at www.monroemrc.com.