Rhode Island Resource Directory

A Guide to Services Associated with RI 2-1-1

Citizen Corps

Code: TH-1700.1910-150

A national service program whose mission is to help coordinate volunteer activities that will make communities safer, stronger and better prepared to respond to emergency situations including crime, terrorism and any of a wide range of disasters of human or natural origin. The mission is accomplished through a network of state, local and tribal Citizen Corps Councils which encourage people to develop household preparedness plans and disaster kits; observe home health and safety practices; implement disaster mitigation measures; participate in crime prevention and reporting; take classes in emergency preparedness, response capabilities, first aid, CPR, fire suppression and search and rescue procedures; and become engaged in volunteer activities that support local law enforcement, fire, emergency medical services, community public health efforts, and organizations involved in disaster prevention, mitigation, response, relief and recovery efforts.

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