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the Suffolk County Community
Emergency Response Team

Suffolk County Community Emergency Response Team

Fire, Rescue and Emergency Services

Contact Us

John G. Jordan Sr.

Edward C. Schneyer
Director of the Office of Emergency Management
MAIN 631-852-4900
FAX 631-852-4922


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 Volunteer Opportunities in Suffolk County

 Hurricane Katrina and the terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001 caused many Americans to wonder how they can help prepare their communities. The Citizen Corps Partner Programs listed below give citizens the opportunity get involved. Citizen Corps' federally sponsored partner programs help build capacity for first responders through the use of volunteers.
Additionally, the Citizen Corps Program expands the resources and materials available to states and local communities by partnering with Programs and Organizations that offer resources for public education, outreach, and training; represent volunteers interested in helping to make their community safer; or offer volunteer service opportunities to support first responders, disaster relief activities, and community safety efforts.

The mission of Citizen Corps is to harness the power of every individual through education, training, and volunteer service to make communities safer, stronger, and better prepared to respond to the threats of terrorism, crime, public health issues, and disasters of all kinds.


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In any police department, uniformed officers perform scores of tasks that could be assisted or facilitated by citizen volunteers. Serving as an Auxiliary Police Officer, providing assistance in:

1. Traffic control at special events, including parades, marathons and other large scale events.
2. Patrolling the community and reporting criminal or suspicious activity and other public safety concerns.
3. Assisting the regular police when requested at major incidents

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Have you ever witnessed the aftermath of an accident or act of violence and felt helpless because you lacked the skills needed to offer assistance?

the CERT Program will train you or your group in such things as disaster preparedness, fire safety and suppression, medical treatment, and disaster psychology.

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The mission of the Medical Reserve Corps is to establish teams of local volunteer medical and public health professionals who can contribute their skills and expertise throughout the year as well as during times of community need.  Learn More: Medical Reserve Corps
Suffolk County Department of Fire, Rescue and Emergency Services
Attn: MRC Coordinator
102 East Ave.
Yaphank, New York 11980-0127

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Why do people volunteer?

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Transcript: Why do people volunteer?

FEMA is just one part of the team. The team begins at the state and local level, including teams of volunteers that come out to help after a disaster. After Hurricane Irene struck Schoharie, NY teams of volunteers played a vital role in response and recovery.