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Get Involved in Your Community
When disaster strikes and there are no emergency personnel around, what will you do? Being prepared by getting involved in many of the local community programs is a start. By knowing what actions to take, and when they should be done can save lives and property as well. Here at Indiana Department of Homeland Security we strongly encourage you to become an active member in the community. Here's how:
During a disaster, emergency personnel will probably be overwhelmed. It could take days for them to get to you or your loved ones. Knowing first aid could save someone's life. To be trained in first aid, classes are offered through many different sources throughout the state of Indiana. It definitely is a valuable skill that should be learned. Knowing first aid is one way that members of the community can get involved.
Citizen Corps (CERT)
Citizen Corps brings together leaders from law enforcement, fire services, emergency medical, emergency management, volunteer organizations, the private sector, and local elected officials to form Citizen Corps Councils. These Councils provide local oversight for engaging citizens in homeland security and for promoting community preparedness and family safety in three principal ways: through public education and outreach, through training opportunities, and through volunteer programs that draw on special skills and interests.