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FEMA Webinar February 8 - Citizen Corps Council Successes

posted Feb 3, 2011, 8:04 AM by Mac Sims   [ updated Feb 3, 2011, 8:19 AM ]
FEMA’s Individual & Community Preparedness Division is excited to announce the next webinar in the Community Preparedness Webinar Series: Citizen Corps Council Successes – Tapping Your Community’s Resources. The Community Preparedness Webinar Series provides up-to-date information on community preparedness topics and resources available to citizens, community organizations, and Citizen Corps Councils. This LIVE webinar is scheduled for Tuesday, February 8 at 2:00 pm EST (12pm MST) and will introduce participants to three award winning Councils with best practices to share.  The three outstanding Councils, Cedar Park (TX) Citizen Corps Council, New Lenox (IL) Citizen Corps Council, and the Fresno (CA) Citizen Corps Council, were recognized for their amazing contributions during National Preparedness Month 2010.

Webinar login will begin 15 minutes prior to the start of the webinar and registration is not required.  A question and answer period will follow the presentation.

Live Webinar:
Citizen Corps Council Successes – Tapping Your Community’s Resources
February 8 @ 2:00pm EST (12pm MST)

Fresno, CA Citizen Corps Council (FCCC) received the Outstanding Citizen Corps Council Award – Serving a Population over 750,000.  Their Council focuses on sustaining and growing its programs based on the “five-R’s”—respect, reciprocity, resourcefulness, resiliency, and results.  Carla Glazebrook, Executive Director of the Fresno Citizen Corps Council, will discuss how they involve a diverse group of community and governmental organizations in the activities of the Council.

The New Lenox, IL Citizen Corps Council received the Newcomer Award and has spent considerable effort in starting its new council and addressing the following needs within the community: special needs, training, shelter management, community service/volunteerism, emergency preparedness/public information, equipment and communications.  Dan Martin, Public Safety Division Chief for the New Lenox Police Department, will discuss their CERT Program and the Village of New Lenox being designated a “Safe Community” by the National Safety Council

The Cedar Park Citizen Corps Council received the Preparing Community Organizations Award and is known for developing the Teen Advocates for Community Safety (TACS) Program in conjunction with the Cedar Park Fire Department (CFPD) to expose teens to potential careers in fires service, other emergency service sectors, medicine, and teaching.  Yvonne Lane will present “Tapping into The Youth Movement”

The Community Preparedness Webinar Series features new community preparedness topics several times each month and is free to the public. Each webinar will accommodate the first 500 visitors that enter the website at the time of the webinar. In addition to airing live, the webinar will be recorded and viewable at your convenience on the Citizen Corps website ( usually within 24 hours after the live webcast.  To join the webinar live simply go to 15 minutes prior to the webinar and sign in as a guest.

If you need special accommodations or require additional assistance to view or listen to this webinar, please email us at no later than 5pm EST on Monday, February 7th and we will provide you with additional resources so you may participate.

More details on this webinar and upcoming webinars in the Community Preparedness Webinar Series are available at

The National Office of Citizen Corps
FEMA Individual & Community Preparedness Division