Oakland County partners and liaisons with local community programs and is a major contributor to Citizen Corps framework with CERT being one of the foundational programs.
As indicated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Citizen Corps Program is a collaborative framework that brings together local communities, citizen volunteers, and a network of first-responder organizations. The organizations involved in Citizen Corps Programs are local fire and police departments, county health departments, and community neighborhood associations. The Citizen Corps Partner Programs consist of Community Emergency Response Team (CERT); Fire Corps; Medical Reserve Corps; Neighborhood Watch; and Volunteers in Police Service. One of the goals of the Citizen Corps framework is to pair interested volunteers with organizations in need of support. A summary of the Citizen Corps programs is included in this webpage. Also, you can review the list of our Oakland County communities with Citizen Corps Programs at the bottom.
Additional information is available on the Citizen Corps Program website.