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Citizen Corps Council (CCC)
Citizen Corps Council (CCC)
  • Educate the public on safety, help citizens take an active role in protecting themselves from harm, and teach citizens what to do in the event of a crisis.
  • Spearhead efforts to offer citizens new and existing volunteer opportunities, educational information, and training courses to address crime, terrorism, and natural disaster risks.
  • Promote all Citizen Corps programs and activities across the community.
  • Capture innovative practices and report accomplishments that can be replicated in other communities nationwide.
  • Survey the community to assess increased awareness and Citizen Corps participation.

Here's a list of the Fruit Heights City Citizens Corps Council.  

Emergency Prepardness Handbook

Being prepared for a disaster and an emergency should be everyone’s concern.  The Fruit Heights Citizen Corps Council has spent several hours compiling useful information to help assist residents become better prepared for an emergency.  The result of their efforts and concerns for their neighbors can be found in the Family Preparedness Handbook.  By clicking on the 3 sections below, you can download the Family Preparedness Handbook which will help you PlanPrepare, and Be Informed of an emergency or disaster. There is also some new information available for those who need to update their Family Preparedness Handbook.  If yourEmergency Preparedness Area Coordinator Map is out of date, an updated map can be downloaded by clicking here.  

Take the time to download, review and implement the recommendations found within this Family Preparedness Handbook.  If proper preparations are made now, it might help alleviate stress during an emergency.   

What is a disaster?
 

According to the Dictionary, a disaster is "Any event that overwhelms existing resources to deal with the event".

Disasters may be natural or caused by human actions, may occur in any season of the year and may cover a limited or a wide-ranging geographic area.  

When a disaster occurs, it has a cascading effect because of its impact on the infrastructure:  transportation, utilities, communications systems, fuel supplies, and water supplies – the services and delivery systems on which we depend.  When one of these important elements in our support system breaks down, it has a domino effect, causing other elements to falter.  When multiple elements break down, the effect can be crippling which likely leads to an emergency.  

What is an Emergency?  

Emergency is defined as, "A sudden, urgent, usually unexpected occurrence or occasion requiring immediate action.  It is also defined as a state, especially of need for help or relief, created by some unexpected event". 


Are you Ready?
It’s important to prepare for possible disasters and other emergencies. Natural and human caused disasters can strike suddenly, at anytime and anywhere. There are three actions everyone can take that can help make a difference … (Click Here