Harris County Citizen Corps Launches New Website
Harris County Citizen Corps today launched its redesigned website www.harriscountycitizencorps.com. The improvements make it easier for residents to navigate the site and access information about the numerous volunteer and training opportunities available. It also provides emergency preparedness resources and the latest news and information.
“The website was revamped to make it more useful and easier to see on mobile devices,” said Harris County Judge Ed Emmett. “It also gives us the opportunity to promote our mission to make our communities safer, stronger and better prepared.”
Since its inception in August of 2002, Citizen Corps has been coordinating the training and education of thousands of volunteers in an effort to build a strong partnership between residents, local leaders and emergency responders.
“The Harris County Citizens Corps is the best in the nation, leading the way through dedicated volunteers trained to help prevent, prepare for and respond to any disaster in their community,” said Harris County Emergency Management Coordinator Mark Sloan. “Citizen Corps programs are successful thanks to our partnership with first responders, non-profit agencies, community organizations and all the volunteers.”
Harris County Citizen Corps membership includes 28,864 trained volunteers involved in 254 Community Emergency Response Teams; 21,892 volunteers from 24 Volunteers in Police Service agencies; 4,165 volunteers from the Medical Reserve Corps; 6,137 volunteers from the 351 neighborhoods participating in the USA on Watch program; and 24 Fire Corps programs.
To join Harris County Citizen Corps, go to www.harriscountycitizencorps.com or call (281) JOIN NOW (564-6669). Harris County Citizen Corps news and updates are also available on Facebook.