Fairfax County Volunteer Opportunities:
Fairfax Co. Citizen Corp Council (CCC):  http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/oem/citizencorps/
Fairfax Co. Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT):  http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/fr/cert/cert.htm

Fairfax Co.  Volunteers in Police Service (VIPS):  http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/police/getinvolved/120711volunteers.htm
Fairfax Co.  Neighborhood Watch:  http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/oem/citizencorps/nw.htm

Fairfax Co. Medical Reserve Corps (MRC):  http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/mrc/
Fairfax Co. Volunteer Fire and Rescue Departments:  https://vms.fcvfra.org/
Volunteer Fairfax:  http://www.volunteerfairfax.org/
American Red Cross:  http://www.redcross.org/
National CERT:  https://www.citizencorps.gov/cert/


Emergency Preparedness:

SKYWARN - Become A Storm Spotter From Home:  http://www.improvenet.com/a/become-a-storm-spotter-from-home
Fairfax Office of Emergency Management (OEM):  http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/oem/
Fairfax OEM Newsletter:  http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/oem/outreach/newsletter.htm
Ready.gov:  http://www.ready.gov/
Center for Disease Control (CDC):  https://www.cdc.gov/
National Weather Service:  http://www.nws.noaa.gov/  or http://www.weather.gov/
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Home page:     http://www.fema.gov/
FEMA-Emergency Management Institute (EMI) Independent Study:   http://www.training.fema.gov/IS/ 

NVFMA Website:  http://nvfma.org/links.html


CERT IN THE NEWS


This NYT article about the importance of civilian (with some First Aid training) in the first hours of a tragedy, such as the Vegas shooting. (Of course it includes CERT...).

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/15/us/las-vegas-shooting-civilian-first-aid.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=second-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news


Train Drill with CERTs as victims - Fox5DC - 10/07/2017

http://www.fox5dc.com/news/fairfax-first-responders-learn-in-mock-train-derailment#/


CERT training helps DMV residents be ready for disaster - DCW50 - 10/03/2017
http://dcw50.com/2017/10/02/cert-training-helps-dmv-residents-be-ready-for-disaster/


CERT trains locals to respond to disasters - WDVM TV - 08/30/2017

http://www.localdvm.com/news/virginia/cert-trains-locals-to-respond-in-disasters/801694791


Good Morning Washington – 12/08/2015
http://wjla.com/features/good-morning-washington/community-emergency-response-team

When disaster strikes, will you be ready? – WDVM TV– 08/16/2017
http://www.localdvm.com/news/virginia/fairfax-county-fire-and-rescue-department-introduces-citizen-program/790370671?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter_Your4State

Fairfax County Health and Safety Podcast for Itunes – 08/16/2017
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/fairfax-county-health-and-safety-podcast/id287751962?mt=2#

Print
http://www.connectionnewspapers.com/news/2017/aug/14/free-training-disaster-response-skills/

https://www.everbridge.com/cert-community-emergency-response-team-fairfax/

Video
You Tube - https://www.youtube.com/user/FairfaxCountyCERT

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XIFK_1ASo3c   -  11/15/2015
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=taBnDD0zSjM – 04/09/2014

How to Take FEMA Independent Study Classes


  1. You will need to get a FEMA SID (student ID) if this is your first course or you haven’t taken one since 2014.Go to https://cdp.dhs.gov/femasid  to register for an ID or look yours up if you’ve forgotten it.
  2.  Courses are found at https://training.fema.gov/is/ or follow individual links below.  There is no fee to take the courses. 

 

Take the course online and complete the final exam. You will usually get an email with your results the next day.