This group has been in existence for four years and answers directly to the Emergency Management Coordinator. The membership consists of local county and city officials, non-profits, emergency responders and private individuals that meet the fourth Friday morning of each month.
During this meeting we get an update from the EMA Coordinator and discuss ways that the group can assist at times of emergency. We also explain what each of our agencies are doing to plan and prepare for emergencies.
Each member has been through a Citizen Emergency Response Team class which trains and exposes the class to disasters including conditions and problems that are the result of an incident. We try and hold a CERT training every year and have trained individuals from all walks of life. These individuals are added to a roster that may be called to assist at times of need.