Citizen Corps General Information

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What is Citizen Corps?

Citizen Corps was established following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, as part of an initiative to increase public awareness about emergency preparedness and encourage citizens to provide volunteer service to make the community better prepared for emergencies and disasters.

Citizen Corps actively involves the public in making Boone County safer, stronger, and better prepared. We all have a role to play in keeping our community safe and secure. Citizen Corps helps you to prepare, train, and get involved.

Two primary goals have been established for the Citizen Corps:

  1. to encourage citizens to take an active role in community emergency preparedness through volunteer service;
  2. to educate the public on emergency preparedness and how to protect themselves in the event of a crisis.

Citizen Corps combines the expertise of public safety officials with the enthusiasm and spirit of citizen volunteers. 

What can I do to help my family and my community?  

The people of Boone County are being called upon to provide volunteer service to the community in support of homeland security. You can help your family and your community be safer, stronger, and better prepared to respond to any kind of disaster.  

Boone County Citizen Corps relies on the considerable talents of civilian volunteers who are willing to serve the community. Citizens from all walks of life and all areas of Boone County. People just like you.  

You can get involved in any or all of the following Citizen Corps programs:
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Citizen Corps in Boone County provides a wide range of opportunities for people to make a difference in volunteer service to their community. You may become involved in any or all of the Citizen Corps programs. Please help to make a difference by joining Citizen Corps today! For more information or to volunteer please call us at 859-334-2279.

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