Community Awareness And Response To Bioterrorism (C.A.R.) Means And Methods Of Helping Others Template: “Old Glory”   http...
Scope Of This Course <ul><li>Because there is so much information to know, C.A.R. has produced 4 additional modules on Bio...
Learning Objectives <ul><li>Bio-Terrorism Basics </li></ul><ul><li>Becoming A Volunteer  </li></ul><ul><li>How You Can Hel...
Bioterrorism Defined <ul><li>“ Bioterrorism is the intentional use of any living organisms, such as bacteria or viruses, a...
We Must Adapt Our Response To Disaster <ul><li>If we are to survive and be of service, we must: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Prep...
“ People Have Some Basic Denials…”  This Program Made Possible By a Grant From The North Carolina Community College System...
Confronting The Denial  With Preparedness!  <ul><li>Before you can help others, there are two things you must have: </li><...
Incident Command System   --Please Help, Don’t Hinder! <ul><li>The ICS consists of Federal, State and Local Public and Pri...
The President's Call To Service This Program Made Possible By a Grant From The North Carolina Community College System and...
Volunteers Are Needed – Now! <ul><li>“ Following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, state and local government o...
Steps To Becoming A Volunteer <ul><li>Assess your skills & abilities </li></ul><ul><li>Decide where you fit </li></ul><ul>...
Volunteer Organizations “Can Train You To: <ul><li>Help in an emergency operations center </li></ul><ul><li>Direct traffic...
Volunteer Organizations “Can Train You To: Cont’d <ul><li>Provide basic critical stress incident counseling </li></ul><ul>...
Volunteer Opportunities With Law Enforce Agencies Include <ul><li>Citizens police academies </li></ul><ul><li>Compilation ...
Skilled Volunteers In Demand Include: <ul><li>Counselors </li></ul><ul><li>Mechanics </li></ul><ul><li>Faith leaders </li>...
Animals And Bioterrorism <ul><li>Animals, both pets and livestock, are prime targets for  Bioterrorists </li></ul><ul><li>...
North Carolina State Animal Response Team (NC-SART) <ul><li>Safety Officer  </li></ul><ul><li>Information Officer  </li></...
USA Freedom Corps This Program Made Possible By a Grant From The North Carolina Community College System and the NC Deptar...
The Citizens Corps <ul><li>The  Citizens Corps  was created to get “Citizens participating directly in homeland security e...
Citizens Corps -  Affiliated Agencies <ul><li>Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) </li></ul><ul><li>Neighborhood Watc...
CERT Community Emergency Response Team <ul><li>CERT  was formed to address the reality that during a disaster professional...
Cert Has Four Areas Of Emphasis: <ul><li>Teach that compromised levels of emergency response are to be expect after a majo...
<ul><li>USA onwatch  through  Neighborhood Watch , empowers citizens in our communities with the opportunity to volunteer ...
Americorps <ul><li>$ 4 million has become available  for to engage volunteers in homeland security efforts in their commun...
SeniorCorps <ul><li>“ Senior Corps is a network of programs that tap the experience, skills, and talents of older citizens...
Learn And Serve:  Opportunities For Students  <ul><li>Combines service to the community with student learning </li></ul><u...
Volunteers In Police Service (V.I.P.S) <ul><li>“ Why Volunteer at a Law Enforcement Agency?  </li></ul><ul><li>—  Simple —...
Federal Medical Reserve Corps Unit <ul><li>MRC units function at the community level, cooperating with local public health...
The Medical Reserve Federal Corps Unit Recruits: <ul><li>Practicing, retired, or otherwise employed medical professionals ...
You're Needed By  The Red Cross -- Right Now <ul><li>Too busy? Your local  Red Cross  can work with you to provide rewardi...
Help The Red Cross – Today! <ul><li>Make a Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Build a Disaster Kit </li></ul><ul><ul><li>For Home </li...
North Carolina Interfaith Disaster Response <ul><li>“ Mission </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To encourage members of local religiou...
Those With No Or Limited English <ul><li>National Relief have website information in several languages </li></ul><ul><li>I...
Free Online Translation Services <ul><li>Free2Professional Translation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.freetranslation.co...
Hispanics:  Reaching Out Through Radio <ul><li>WETC 540 AM  </li></ul><ul><li>24 counties including triangle </li></ul><ul...
In Summary We Discussed : <ul><li>Understanding Bioterrorism: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The definition of Bioterrorism  </li><...
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  • Good morning / afternoon / evening. I hope you’ll take back to your communities and impress upon your volunteers and organizations the following messages: We must take the threat of Bioterrrorism very, very seriously. It has already proven itself to be is a very real POSSIBLITY. We must arm ourselves with knowledge and skills to meet this new challenge. Impress upon your end user that the approach must be at the community level---each person must take responsibility. Create an urgency. Implore people to act NOW. Make sure they understand that in most cases, once a Bioterrorist attack is underway, it will be TOO LATE for most ordinary citizens to be of help. --Unless they are trained and affiliated with one of the agencies discussed today. Please use this opportunity to really drive home the point that unskilled, untrained people are highly likely to be dangerous and get in the way should a Bioterrism disaster occur. Create Excitement and a sense of community about volunteering! At first glance— Bioterrorism’s frightening nature, the gory pictures of victims, etc…it can seem a daunting task. Yet, as we go through the many, many opportunities for people to use their existing skills and develop new ones, as well as a look at the strong, strong backing our government is giving those involved in coma batting this threat, there is great hope that a renewed enthusiasm for volunteering will take hold in each of our communities Our aim is to replace fear and apathy with knowledge and action!
  • Mention here: Availability of other modules and that they can be taken as an entire course Because it is such frightening prospect, it is important to gain as much information about the nature of Bioterrorism Putting it into perspective- for example, by appreciate how far greater the chances of catching a fatal case of the flu would be than contracting one of these diseases. While identification of Bio-hazardous threats are beyond the scope of this presentation. You are encouraged to obtain at least a minimal understanding of the signs, symptoms, of Bioterrorist - deployed agents. Also, new threats continue to being identified, which makes ongoing training for the volunteer a must For those interested in the more technical, medical aspects of these issues, an reading and contact list is provided at the end of this presentation and in a handout.
  • List and discuss briefly each objective BIOTERRORISM BASICS &gt; NEED FOR VOLUNTEERS &gt; HOW TO BECOME ONE &gt; SERVICES YOU CAN PERFORM &gt; WHERE TO GET TRAINED BY AND AFFILIATE WITH A LEGITMATE ORGANIZATION.
  • “ One of the goals of Bioterrorism is to cause widespread fear” and thereby causing widespread panic and disruption to our system Learn to recognize the signs of a Bio-terrorism attack and be vigilant Large numbers of animals and/or people affected Atypical symptoms Normally healthy people affected Unusual symptoms for area Unusual age distribution Disease occurring outside typical season IF TIME PERMTS, DISCUSS: CDC’s Categories of Bioterrorist Agents Category A: highest priority Unusual age distribution Category B: second highest priority Category C: third highest priority Many of the initial signs of these diseases mimic every day common ailments. It is therefore and individual decision as well as the nature of your volunteer assignment that will dictate how familiar you wish to become with these symptoms. FMI: http://www.bt.cdc.gov/agent/index.asp
  • Because Bioterrorism is a relatively it is unknown quantity to Americans It has potential for tremendous shock value Many of us don’t know how to begin to respond to this We have moved into a new global era, where the unthinkable has now happened Now, we must be more vigilant and prepared than ever. As citizens, each of us must be become involved with this new challenge We must embrace the idea that a brand new type of response is needed To help, you will need proper training We MUST work cooperatively *FMI For those interested in this phenomenon, “The Paradigm Shift,” at N.V.O.A.D.’S SITE, http://www.nvoad.org/articles/paradigm.php provides an excellent review of how and why disaster response has changed.
  • When asked what her number one message to everyone would be, Cathy McHenry, NC Program Manager, (C.E.R.T.) stresses the following: “ Yes, “it” can happen Yes, “it” can happen happen to you Yes “it” can be that bad Yes there are things you can do to prevent or mitigate against injury There are ways you can prepare your family and neighborhood There are responses you can learn to help yourselves, your family and your neighborhoods in the event of an emergency whether small or large-scale event “ Government” in the form of emergency services or monetary assistance is not always available when you are in dire need. Assistance may be days or weeks reaching you (and) it might not be sufficient for your needs” TO INSTRUCTOR: As Educators, We Must Strive To Replace Denial With The Eagerness To Want To Become A Part Of This Response. If time, read President’s Quote: &amp;quot;Armed with a single vial of a biological agent.small groups of fanatics, or failing states, could gain the power to threaten great nations, threaten the world peace. America, and the entire civilized world, will face this threat for decades to come. We must confront the danger with open eyes, and unbending purpose.&amp;quot; President Bush February 11, 2004 http://www.whitehouse.gov/homeland/20040430.html Additional: National Poll- From the Home Front to the Front Lines: America Speaks Out About Homeland Security WASHINGTON;  March 31, 2004 --While a majority of Americans describe themselves as “concerned” regarding homeland security and believe that the United States is likely to be the target of another terrorist attack in the months ahead, very few are aware of state and local security preparedness plans, according to the Council&apos;s latest national poll. The report, “From the Home Front to the Front Lines: America Speaks Out about Homeland Security ,” presents findings of a two-part study conducted by Hart-Teeter Research and sponsored by Accenture.  The report is based on a national survey of more than 1,600 American citizens as well as a national sample of 250 front-line emergency response personnel.   Citizen Respondents When asked for ways that government can improve homeland security, more than one-third of citizen respondents said they believe that the two most-effective measures are creating information systems that can share data across law enforcement, health and emergency agencies, and improving border security. Nearly half (47 percent) of Americans surveyed said that the United States is safer today than it was on Sep. 11, 2001, up from 38 percent one year after the attacks. Other key findings of the report: •  Three-quarters (77 percent) of adults said they believe it is very or somewhat likely the United States will be the target of another major terrorist attack in the next few months.  However, half (49 percent) of the adults surveyed said that they are not concerned about an attack in their neighborhoods; •  While 26 percent of Americans describe themselves as “calm,” nearly three-quarters (73 percent) describe themselves as either “anxious” or “concerned;” •  The most-feared types of attacks are bioterrorism and chemical weapons, selected by 48 percent and 37 percent of citizen respondents, respectively; •  Only one in five (19 percent) Americans said they are aware of or familiar with their communities’ preparedness plans; 18 percent said they are aware of or familiar with their state’s preparedness plans; 36 percent said they are aware of or familiar with their workplace’s preparedness plans; and 27 percent said they are aware of or familiar with their schools’ preparedness plans; •  Citizens view information systems that share data across agencies (interoperability) and tighter border security as the best steps to strengthen the homeland, each selected by 37 percent of respondents. •  More than three in five citizens (62 percent) said they would be willing to volunteer to help homeland security efforts, including planning, training, and practicing drills in their communities.  The same percentage supports a new nationwide hotline to report suspicious activity; •  Fifty-six percent of Americans believe that the Patriot Act is good for America.  Thirty-three percent believe it is bad for America.  Eleven percent of Americans are unsure.  Half the public believe that it must be debated thoroughly in Congress before any decisions are made about whether it should be renewed next year; •  A majority (59 percent) of the public said they believe the government should have access to companies’ personal information about their customers if there is any chance that it will help prevent terrorism. “ When it comes to our nation’s safety and security, the American public has very clear and thoughtful suggestions for government leaders, and they see both an important role and serious responsibilities for themselves as well,” said Patricia McGinnis, president and CEO of the Council for Excellence in Government.  “The results of this poll make clear that the American public has a front-line position in protecting the home front.  But it also shows that government must better engage them, particularly by closing the communications gap between government and citizens.  Local emergency plans are not going to be effective if ordinary citizens do not know where to turn or what to do.  One key challenge for government at all levels is to get these plans into the hands—and the heads—of the public.” “ The good news is that governments are already working hard to improve in the two key areas that Americans identified as priorities for shoring up our homeland security,” said Stanley J. Gutkowski, managing director of Accenture’s USA Government practice. “ Federal, state and local governments have recognized the need to do a better job of sharing information in order to be able to identify potential threats to our society.  At the same time, the Department of Homeland Security is taking the necessary steps to protect our physical borders by pushing out virtual borders to stop terrorists before they can enter U.S. soil, water or air space.” Front-Line Emergency Respondents In addition to the national survey of American’s attitudes, the report also provides detailed opinions from a sample of front-line emergency responders across the nation, including fire chiefs, police chiefs and sheriffs.  Although a majority (53 percent) of this group said they believe that the country is safer today than it was two and a half years ago, two-thirds (65 percent) of all of these respondents said they believe that their agencies are only somewhat prepared to respond if disaster strikes, and only one-quarter (26 percent) said they believe that their agencies are adequately prepared. As with citizen respondents, first responders’ most-feared types of attacks are bioterrorism and chemical weapons, selected by 67 percent and 42 percent, respectively.  But first responders show considerably more concern about attacks on critical infrastructure than does the public, with nearly two-thirds (62 percent) of first responders saying that they worry “a great deal” or “quite a lot” about attacks on infrastructure. When asked to prioritize measures to promote homeland security, first responders rated emergency response equipment training first among their priorities, selected by 51 percent, followed by the two areas selected as most important by citizen respondents: interoperability, selected by 34 percent of first responders; and tighter borders, selected by 25 percent of first responders.  Two-thirds (66 percent) said they support the establishment of a nationwide homeland security telephone hotline.  National Poll- From the Home Front to the Front Lines: America Speaks Out About Homeland Security WASHINGTON;  March 31, 2004 --While a majority of Americans describe themselves as “concerned” regarding homeland security and believe that the United States is likely to be the target of another terrorist attack in the months ahead, very few are aware of state and local security preparedness plans, according to the Council&apos;s latest national poll. The report, “From the Home Front to the Front Lines: America Speaks Out about Homeland Security ,” presents findings of a two-part study conducted by Hart-Teeter Research and sponsored by Accenture.  The report is based on a national survey of more than 1,600 American citizens as well as a national sample of 250 front-line emergency response personnel.   Citizen Respondents When asked for ways that government can improve homeland security, more than one-third of citizen respondents said they believe that the two most-effective measures are creating information systems that can share data across law enforcement, health and emergency agencies, and improving border security. Nearly half (47 percent) of Americans surveyed said that the United States is safer today than it was on Sep. 11, 2001, up from 38 percent one year after the attacks. Other key findings of the report: •  Three-quarters (77 percent) of adults said they believe it is very or somewhat likely the United States will be the target of another major terrorist attack in the next few months.  However, half (49 percent) of the adults surveyed said that they are not concerned about an attack in their neighborhoods; •  While 26 percent of Americans describe themselves as “calm,” nearly three-quarters (73 percent) describe themselves as either “anxious” or “concerned;” •  The most-feared types of attacks are bioterrorism and chemical weapons, selected by 48 percent and 37 percent of citizen respondents, respectively; •  Only one in five (19 percent) Americans said they are aware of or familiar with their communities’ preparedness plans; 18 percent said they are aware of or familiar with their state’s preparedness plans; 36 percent said they are aware of or familiar with their workplace’s preparedness plans; and 27 percent said they are aware of or familiar with their schools’ preparedness plans; •  Citizens view information systems that share data across agencies (interoperability) and tighter border security as the best steps to strengthen the homeland, each selected by 37 percent of respondents. •  More than three in five citizens (62 percent) said they would be willing to volunteer to help homeland security efforts, including planning, training, and practicing drills in their communities.  The same percentage supports a new nationwide hotline to report suspicious activity; •  Fifty-six percent of Americans believe that the Patriot Act is good for America.  Thirty-three percent believe it is bad for America.  Eleven percent of Americans are unsure.  Half the public believe that it must be debated thoroughly in Congress before any decisions are made about whether it should be renewed next year; •  A majority (59 percent) of the public said they believe the government should have access to companies’ personal information about their customers if there is any chance that it will help prevent terrorism. “ When it comes to our nation’s safety and security, the American public has very clear and thoughtful suggestions for government leaders, and they see both an important role and serious responsibilities for themselves as well,” said Patricia McGinnis, president and CEO of the Council for Excellence in Government.  “The results of this poll make clear that the American public has a front-line position in protecting the home front.  But it also shows that government must better engage them, particularly by closing the communications gap between government and citizens.  Local emergency plans are not going to be effective if ordinary citizens do not know where to turn or what to do.  One key challenge for government at all levels is to get these plans into the hands—and the heads—of the public.” “ The good news is that governments are already working hard to improve in the two key areas that Americans identified as priorities for shoring up our homeland security,” said Stanley J. Gutkowski, managing director of Accenture’s USA Government practice. “ Federal, state and local governments have recognized the need to do a better job of sharing information in order to be able to identify potential threats to our society.  At the same time, the Department of Homeland Security is taking the necessary steps to protect our physical borders by pushing out virtual borders to stop terrorists before they can enter U.S. soil, water or air space.” Front-Line Emergency Respondents In addition to the national survey of American’s attitudes, the report also provides detailed opinions from a sample of front-line emergency responders across the nation, including fire chiefs, police chiefs and sheriffs.  Although a majority (53 percent) of this group said they believe that the country is safer today than it was two and a half years ago, two-thirds (65 percent) of all of these respondents said they believe that their agencies are only somewhat prepared to respond if disaster strikes, and only one-quarter (26 percent) said they believe that their agencies are adequately prepared. As with citizen respondents, first responders’ most-feared types of attacks are bioterrorism and chemical weapons, selected by 67 percent and 42 percent, respectively.  But first responders show considerably more concern about attacks on critical infrastructure than does the public, with nearly two-thirds (62 percent) of first responders saying that they worry “a great deal” or “quite a lot” about attacks on infrastructure. When asked to prioritize measures to promote homeland security, first responders rated emergency response equipment training first among their priorities, selected by 51 percent, followed by the two areas selected as most important by citizen respondents: interoperability, selected by 34 percent of first responders; and tighter borders, selected by 25 percent of first responders.  Two-thirds (66 percent) said they support the establishment of a nationwide homeland security telephone hotline.  --- http://www.excelgov.org/displaycontent.asp?keyword=prhHomePage
  • 2 Essential Points of this slide: if one is not first prepared at home, one cannot be of service to one’s family and community Next, each citizen must take the his own piece of ownership of this enormous problem If time, read the President’s statement: “ There are a set of recommendations at ready.gov that I recommend that the public go to, and there are a list of items that they should have stockpiled in their homes and they ought to have a kit like that at the ready. They also should make plans with their families to make sure they know how to communicate with each other in case of such an event. “ --President George W. Bush, April 28, 2004 http://www.whitehouse.gov/ask/20040428.htm The above list very briefly what every family should do to prepare PLEASE STRESS THATEVERY HOUSEHOLD SHOULD COMPLETE THESE TASKS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE: The Red Cross, CERT, CDC, and a myriad of other organizations can help you assemble or purchase your Preparedness kit, or you can buy one ready-made from a commercial company. Family plans are widely available across the Internet as well as through your local Red Cross Chapter. PREPAREDNESS – The Role of You, the Citizen Stress that EVERYONE, young and old, should possess a solid knowledge of basic preparedness measures (appropriate to their age and abilities.) If Time, Read quote: The idea is a ripple effect: “ Preparedness begins at home and is your responsibility. When individuals are prepared, neighborhoods are better prepared. When neighborhoods are prepared, communities are more prepared. When communities are prepared, preparedness at the county and state levels is vastly enhanced. By learning the skills necessary to respond, you are assisting and improving at all levels the response and recovery from emergencies and disasters.”—Cathy McHenry, ,Program Manager, Community Emergency Response Team (C.E.R.T.)
  • *If an incident were to occur prior to your fullfilling your affiliation and training obligations, and wish to offer help, the best thing to do is to call your local Red Cross chapter to see if there are any ways in which you may help. If time permits, Instructor may mention: The ICS is but one outstanding example of our nation’s tremendous response and cooperative spirit Reiterate the consequences of the untrained volunteer wondering into a disaster scene—especially life-threatening with the unknown quantities of bio-terrorism. Warn sternly that would be “helpers” can cause serious injury to themselves and others—as well as potentially interfering with government security. Authorities have the authority to arrest individuals who are impeding a response effort. Examples are too many people showing up to help due to lack of coordination People leaving shelter when it is unsafe Clogging the roads, communication lines and getting in the way of first responders. Providing resources that are not needed (example, according to once rescue worker, donated canned goods to a disaster scene when not needed caused a time consuming logistics problem for already overburdened workers) Stress: in the past, we have been able to help first responders after natural disasters. This is not the case with nature of Bioterrorism Training and coordination are key. Another Example Consider the epidemiologist who arrives unannounced on the scene of a bioterrorist triage operation and is handed a bucket to control traffic! We don’t want to waste precious human resources due to lack of prior coordination. During these times, you may have been evacuated or else asked to Shelter-In-Place This may lead to a feeling of frustration for those who would like to be doing something to help. NOTE TO INSTRUCTOR: Once again, use this is opportunity to stress the importance of being a TRAINED, AFFILIATED volunteer Stress that: If disaster strikes and you have not gotten training and affiliation, At a minimum, each citizen should have a Preparedness kit and a Family Disaster Plan-each of these are found on many, many websites or through your local Red Cross chapter as well as on many, of the websites listed throughout and at the end of this presentation . .
  • Read from slide. If time, discuss 9-11 feelings with audience as icebreaker. How has it changed your feelings towards volunteering?
  • Read directly from slide—interact with audience Ask them questions—get a feel for what they are thinking…are they with you?....wheels turning?
  • If time: Ask audience to brainstorm for other ideas. Maybe someone has a special skill to offer Put on whiteboard or flipchart if available
  • If time: Ask audience to brainstorm for other ideas. Maybe someone has a special skill to offer Put on whiteboard or flipchart if available
  • While these opportunities to serve run from the more exciting to the somewhat mundane, there is something to appeal to nearly everyone’s interest and talents and the end result is to allow a L.E.O to do his job on the street. The important thing to stress is how much they free up our l.e.o.s to spend more time on the frontlines of combating homeland security. These officers are extremely grateful to such citizens.
  • Again, ask the audience what interests them Solicit ideas to add to the list
  • Safety Officer - monitors the safety of operations during an activation, reviews policy, must be ICS trained Information Officer - works directly with the media during a disaster Operations Chief - manages operations during an activation, must be ICS trained Webmaster - supports the team management of the website as communications tool during activation Photographer - donates professional photography services at SART events and activations Veterinarian - becomes part of our regional veterinary response teams Printer - donates printing services for SART publications “
  • While there are a plethora of state and local organizations, both large and small, a discussion of the organizations under the Freedom Corps will be used to provide Examples of” What each American can do Emphasis the fact that everyone can and should get involved That opportunities exist to match everyone’s skills, needs, time constraints and personal and professional goals Freedom Corps has since spawned organizations that are specifically targeted to bring citizens together with homeland security efforts
  • The Freedom Citizens Corps was created beneath the Freedom Corps Purpose: “ Community-based Citizen Corps Councils will help drive local involvement in Citizen Corps, developing community action plans, assessing possible threats, identifying local resources and coordinating other Citizen Corps programs. “ Citizens Corps Background: Created by the President under the Department of Homeland Security Comes under the umbrella of USA Freedom Corps Coordinated by FEMA Local Citizens Corps Locator:
  • Although these organizations are formed at the federal level, the purpose is to provide opportunities for citizens to get involved with volunteerism at the grass roots level. It is important to note that the agencies have ongoing, highly functional cooperative arrangements with local organizations, in both government and private sectors Existing organizations have been expanded and new ones created to allow volunteers—drawn from ALL populations-- to face the challenges brought on by the new threat of Bioterrorism in many, many ways.
  • Online courses about CERT available at http://training.fema.gov/EMIWeb/CERT/index.asp
  • Following a major disaster, first responders who provide fire and medical services will not be able to meet the demand for these services. Factors as number of victims, communication failures, and road blockages will prevent people from accessing emergency services they have come to expect at a moment&apos;s notice through 911. People will have to rely on each other for help in order to meet their immediate life saving and life sustaining needs. One also expects that under these kinds of conditions, family members, fellow employees, and neighbors will spontaneously try to help each other. This was the case following the Mexico City earthquake where untrained, spontaneous volunteers saved 800 people. However, 100 people lost their lives while attempting to save others. This is a high price to pay and is preventable through training. If we can predict that emergency services will not meet immediate needs following a major disaster, especially if there is no warning as in an earthquake, and people will spontaneously volunteer, what can government do to prepare citizens for this eventuality?
  • Neighborhood Watch Programs and Partners For over 60 years, The National Sheriffs&apos; Association (NSA) has been dedicated to raising the bar of professionalism for those practicing in the criminal justice field. At the heart of this objective are collaborative programs designed to help enable sheriffs, their deputies, chiefs of police, and others in the field to perform their jobs to the best of their ability and to most effectively serve the people in their jurisdictions. As a result of the events that took place on September 11, 2001, these collaborations have become even more important and serve as a vital component in securing our homeland. National Sheriffs&apos; Association values the alliances it has formed with the organizations listed below. The partnerships National Sheriffs&apos; Association has formed with these groups indeed play an essential role in keeping America safe http://www.usaonwatch.org /
  • Over 50,000 Americans are served each year by Americorps in intensive service to meet critical needs including Serve more than 2,100 nonprofits, public agencies, and faith-based organizations. Along with the efforts of Senior Corps and Learn and Serve America, this adds up to over 2 million citizens served every year. “ The new funding represents an expansion of the Corporation’s efforts in the area of homeland security. The Corporation’s AmeriCorps and Senior Corps programs have worked closely with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the American Red Cross for the past decade to respond to natural disasters. After the September 11 terrorist attacks, President Bush asked the Corporation to devote more resources to homeland security, and the Corporation was the first federal agency to distribute grants after attacks to engage volunteers in homeland security. Those homeland security grants, announced in July 2002, included support for 17 organizations under the Corporation’s Special Volunteer Program. These 17 organizations have engaged nearly 37,000 volunteers in the past two years in emergency response planning and coordination, terrorism and bioterrorism response, and strategy development for wide emergency response. The $4 million in new funding for the Special Volunteer Program was included in the fiscal 2004 appropriation bill signed by the President in January.
  • VIPS is one of the Major Citizens Corps Programs “ Volunteers in Police Service (VIPS) Program:  Builds on successful local programs in which civilian volunteers help local police departments to perform non-sworn functions, freeing up police officers to perform vital front-line duties in times of emergency.” http://www.dhs.gov/dhspublic/display?theme=41&amp;content=77 INSTRUCTOR: May wish to have copies of flyer available for interested or all learners
  • “ Don&apos;t wait another day to find out how good it feels to wear the Red Cross emblem. Contact your local Red Cross for more information right now.” http://www.redcross.org/services/volunteer/0,1082,0_325_,00.html NOTE TO INSTRUCTOR: Time Permitting, point out cooperative effort that is taking place between FEMA Volunteer (Man’s hat), Doctor, and Red Cross Worker
  • Spot for humor: “Doesn’t the nurse on the right look like she’s JUST DARING you NOT to help out?”
  • In a state with so many citizens holding and practicing so strongly in their beliefs, we would be remiss not to mention the role of religion in the taking on the challenges of Bioterrorism. The North Carolina Interfaith Disaster Response is an outstanding example of the full gamut of religious denominations coming together to work in times of crisis. If your church is already involved or thinking about getting involved, you may want to consider contacting this organization for the following reasons: 1. Their Connections Member, North Carolina State Emergency Response Team (SERT). Allows early access to disaster sites. Provides local religious organizations an immediate point of contact to work with all relief agencies coming into the community. We also provide direct access to the State Emergency Operations Center. This allows direct coordination with the leadership of all state and volunteer agencies. 2. Their Diversity -- At this time, our we have a Board of Delegates, of 28 members, representing the following faith groups :  African Methodist Episcopal  American Baptist  Christian Church, Disciples of Christ  Christian Reformed  Church of the Brethren  Episcopal  Jewish Federation Lutheran  Missionary Baptist  Original Free Will Baptist  Presbyterian, USA  Roman Catholic  Seventh Day Adventist  Sikh Society of Friends  The Salvation Army  United Church of Christ  United Methodist Mennonite Disaster Services  What We Offer: NCIDR offers free seminars on a number of topics relevant to religious communities who want to be better prepared in the event of disaster. Some past seminar topics have included: Setting up your Interfaith Organization Helping Your Faith Group Develop A Disaster Preparedness and Response Plan Managing Volunteer Teams Working with the Red Cross Funding - How to Find It This organizaton has developed a number of its own training programs , including the recent addition of its own Disaster Training Manual downloadable at: http://www.ncidr.org/DisasterTrainingMan.pdf More from their site: “ We are asking for your help in our work for disaster preparedness at this time in several ways: Encourage interfaith disaster response preparedness involvement within your faith group/denomination through education, training and information. Pass this information and opportunity for action and training on to your faith group&apos;s leaders throughout the state. Provide us with contact information of interested community and church leaders from your faith group, who can work with NCIDR in forming local interfaith disaster response committees in local communities (cities, counties) where your faith group has congregations. Contact us at 919-510-9193 to assist.  Share your faith group&apos;s leadership and expertise with the larger interfaith community through working with us in this NCIDR program of capacity building, program training and education for response and recovery. Invite NCIDR to meet with you and/or other leadership for more information.  “ Again, point up the spirit of cooperation across all agencies—Governmental, private-funded and non-profit
  • Remind your participants that: Internet access is available at Public Libraries Community College and outreach groups offer Internet training to underserved populations on an ongoing basis This is a good point to briefly touch on the “Digital Divide”—the phenomenon that underserved populations risk getting “left behind” as more and more of the services they most need go online. ENCOURAGE INTERNET LITERACY Suggest that some volunteer organizations may be willing to train on Internet Literacy
  • NOTE TO INSTRUCTOR: Pause a moment and encourage learners to jot down the radio station call letters/numbers in their areas … ... Many of them may not speak English or have access to a television that accesses Spanish programming, but most of them have radios and listen to Hispanic music. It becomes their connection with home. Consider asking the stations to run the Hispanic version of the PSAs!
  • Note to speaker: Ask audience for questions Solicit interest with leading questions of your own: “ How do you feel about…?” “ Do you think that…” “ Can you picture yourself….” Refer to Available Resources--Handout Thank Everyone
  • Means And Methods Of Helping Others

    1. 1. Community Awareness And Response To Bioterrorism (C.A.R.) Means And Methods Of Helping Others Template: “Old Glory” http://www.presentersuniversity.com
    2. 2. Scope Of This Course <ul><li>Because there is so much information to know, C.A.R. has produced 4 additional modules on Bioterrorism: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Keeping Calm </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Preparing Families and Businesses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Communication during Bioterrorist Disaster </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Incident Command System </li></ul></ul>This Program Made Possible By a Grant From The North Carolina Community College System and the NC Deptartment of Health and Human Service. Assembled by Wake Technical Community College Faculty Members Introduction
    3. 3. Learning Objectives <ul><li>Bio-Terrorism Basics </li></ul><ul><li>Becoming A Volunteer </li></ul><ul><li>How You Can Help </li></ul><ul><li>Where To Train and Affiliate </li></ul>Introduction Introduction
    4. 4. Bioterrorism Defined <ul><li>“ Bioterrorism is the intentional use of any living organisms, such as bacteria or viruses, as a weapon” </li></ul>This Program Made Possible By a Grant From The North Carolina Community College System and the NC Deptartment of Health and Human Service. Assembled by Wake Technical Community College Faculty Members http://www.homelandhealth.com/news/consumer/newsreleases//2001-12-17.68.phtml Bioterrorism Basics
    5. 5. We Must Adapt Our Response To Disaster <ul><li>If we are to survive and be of service, we must: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Prepare ourselves and our households </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Affiliate with proper volunteer organizations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Train to meet these challenges </li></ul></ul><ul><li>After natural disasters, North Carolinians have traditionally come aid of our neighbors, with chainsaws, covered dinners, clothing and shelter. </li></ul><ul><li>We must accept and understand that this approach to Bioterrorism would be hazardous to everyone! </li></ul>This Program Made Possible By a Grant From The North Carolina Community College System and the NC Deptartment of Health and Human Service. Assembled by Wake Technical Community College Faculty Members Bioterrorism Basics
    6. 6. “ People Have Some Basic Denials…” This Program Made Possible By a Grant From The North Carolina Community College System and the NC Deptartment of Health and Human Service. Assembled by Wake Technical Community College Faculty Members <ul><ul><ul><ul><li>-6/14/04 Interview with Cathy McHenry, NC Program Manager, (C.E.R.T.) [email_address] </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>“ It’s not going to happen. </li></ul><ul><li>If it happens, it’s not going to happen to me. </li></ul><ul><li>If it happens to me, it’s not going to be *that* bad. </li></ul><ul><li>If it happens to me and it’s *that* bad, there’s nothing I can do about it anyway. </li></ul><ul><li>If it happens to me and it’s *that* bad, “government” will take care of me.” </li></ul>Bioterrorism Basics
    7. 7. Confronting The Denial With Preparedness! <ul><li>Before you can help others, there are two things you must have: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A Preparedness Kit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A Family Disaster Plan </li></ul></ul><ul><li>To Learn More: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Log onto one of the Preparedness websites such as www.ready.gov </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Attend a CAR Module on Preparedness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Contact your Local Red Cross Chapter </li></ul></ul>This Program Made Possible By a Grant From The North Carolina Community College System and the NC Deptartment of Health and Human Service. Assembled by Wake Technical Community College Faculty Members http://www.whitehouse.gov/ask/20040428.htm Bioterrorism Basics
    8. 8. Incident Command System --Please Help, Don’t Hinder! <ul><li>The ICS consists of Federal, State and Local Public and Private funded responders working together in a disaster </li></ul><ul><li>During a disaster, ICS participants will be operating within a highly disciplined manner that has been field-tested for maximum efficiency </li></ul><ul><li>If you are not an authorized trained and affiliated volunteer: REMAIN WHERE YOU HAVE BEEN DIRECTED TO STAY* </li></ul><ul><li>To be of the best service, decide today to become a volunteer: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>GET TRAINED and AFFILIATED </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Have Family Disaster Plan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Have a Disaster Preparedness Kit </li></ul></ul>This Program Made Possible By a Grant From The North Carolina Community College System and the NC Deptartment of Health and Human Service. Assembled by Wake Technical Community College Faculty Members Bioterrorism Basics
    9. 9. The President's Call To Service This Program Made Possible By a Grant From The North Carolina Community College System and the NC Deptartment of Health and Human Service. Assembled by Wake Technical Community College Faculty Members In 2002, President Bush asked every American to volunteer two years – or 4,000 hours – over the course of their lives in service to our communities and our country Becoming a Volunteer http://www.whitehouse.gov/infocus/freedomcorps/photoessay/04.html http://www.whitehouse.gov/infocus/freedomcorps/
    10. 10. Volunteers Are Needed – Now! <ul><li>“ Following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, state and local government officials have increasingly turned to their citizens to support their efforts in protecting our homeland and local first responders. </li></ul><ul><li>These local leaders agree that to effectively create a more secure and safer homeland we must engage in training, preparedness, and citizen involvement.” </li></ul><ul><li>In the event of a Bioterrorist attack, emergency responders, communications and public officials can become quickly overwhelmed. </li></ul><ul><li>This has given rise to the need for every citizen to able become a trained, affiliated volunteer, ready to do his or her part </li></ul>This Program Made Possible By a Grant From The North Carolina Community College System and the NC Deptartment of Health and Human Service. Assembled by Wake Technical Community College Faculty Members http://www.usafreedomcorps.gov/content/priorities/homeland/index.asp Becoming a Volunteer
    11. 11. Steps To Becoming A Volunteer <ul><li>Assess your skills & abilities </li></ul><ul><li>Decide where you fit </li></ul><ul><li>Learn about local service agencies </li></ul><ul><li>Locate an agency with a need you can fill or train to fill </li></ul><ul><li>Apply for membership </li></ul><ul><li>Get training through your agency </li></ul><ul><li>Stay current with drills and education </li></ul>This Program Made Possible By a Grant From The North Carolina Community College System and the NC Deptartment of Health and Human Service. Assembled by Wake Technical Community College Faculty Members Becoming a Volunteer
    12. 12. Volunteer Organizations “Can Train You To: <ul><li>Help in an emergency operations center </li></ul><ul><li>Direct traffic </li></ul><ul><li>Operate shelters or manage donations and volunteers </li></ul><ul><li>Rescue and shelter animals </li></ul><ul><li>Answer emergency information lines </li></ul><ul><li>Canvas effected areas with information on available assistance resources </li></ul>This Program Made Possible By a Grant From The North Carolina Community College System and the NC Deptartment of Health and Human Service. Assembled by Wake Technical Community College Faculty Members <ul><ul><ul><ul><li>-6/14/04 Interview with Cathy McHenry, NC Program Manager, (C.E.R.T.) [email_address] </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>How You Can Help
    13. 13. Volunteer Organizations “Can Train You To: Cont’d <ul><li>Provide basic critical stress incident counseling </li></ul><ul><li>Perform damage assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Hold an elderly person’s hand who’s just lost everything </li></ul><ul><li>Cook and serve meals </li></ul><ul><li>Hundreds of other activities that occur on a daily basis that go unattended during an emergency.” </li></ul>This Program Made Possible By a Grant From The North Carolina Community College System and the NC Deptartment of Health and Human Service. Assembled by Wake Technical Community College Faculty Members <ul><ul><ul><ul><li>-6/14/04 Interview with Cathy McHenry, NC Program Manager, (C.E.R.T.) [email_address] </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>How You Can Help
    14. 14. Volunteer Opportunities With Law Enforce Agencies Include <ul><li>Citizens police academies </li></ul><ul><li>Compilation of statistics </li></ul><ul><li>Write parking tickets </li></ul><ul><li>Neighborhood watch </li></ul><ul><li>Reserve or auxiliary officer </li></ul><ul><li>Assist in court </li></ul><ul><li>Public relations events </li></ul><ul><li>Marine patrols </li></ul><ul><li>Bike patrols </li></ul><ul><li>Suggest a new project </li></ul>This Program Made Possible By a Grant From The North Carolina Community College System and the NC Deptartment of Health and Human Service. Assembled by Wake Technical Community College Faculty Members http://policevolunteers.org/programs [email_address] 1-800-THE-IACP. How You Can Help
    15. 15. Skilled Volunteers In Demand Include: <ul><li>Counselors </li></ul><ul><li>Mechanics </li></ul><ul><li>Faith leaders </li></ul><ul><li>University researchers </li></ul><ul><li>Architects </li></ul><ul><li>Landscapers </li></ul><ul><li>Security specialists </li></ul><ul><li>Medical personnel </li></ul><ul><li>Computer programmers </li></ul><ul><li>Web developers </li></ul><ul><li>Public health Professionals </li></ul><ul><li>Translators </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers </li></ul>This Program Made Possible By a Grant From The North Carolina Community College System and the NC Deptartment of Health and Human Service. Assembled by Wake Technical Community College Faculty Members <ul><li>http://policevolunteers.org/programs </li></ul>How You Can Help
    16. 16. Animals And Bioterrorism <ul><li>Animals, both pets and livestock, are prime targets for Bioterrorists </li></ul><ul><li>The following slide is one example of an interagency team in North Carolina dedicated to assisting animals in disaster situations </li></ul><ul><li>Additional organizations you can join are available with this module </li></ul>This Program Made Possible By a Grant From The North Carolina Community College System and the NC Deptartment of Health and Human Service. Assembled by Wake Technical Community College Faculty Members http://www.ncsart.org/becom_vol.asp Courtesy, DavisDanes Davisdane@worldnet.att.net How You Can Help
    17. 17. North Carolina State Animal Response Team (NC-SART) <ul><li>Safety Officer </li></ul><ul><li>Information Officer </li></ul><ul><li>Operations Chief </li></ul><ul><li>Webmaster </li></ul><ul><li>Photographer </li></ul><ul><li>Veterinarian </li></ul><ul><li>Printer” </li></ul>This Program Made Possible By a Grant From The North Carolina Community College System and the NC Deptartment of Health and Human Service. Assembled by Wake Technical Community College Faculty Members http://www.ncsart.org/becom_vol.asp “ On the state level, we are actively recruiting for the following volunteer positions: FMI: Please contact Amanda Mullen, Executive Director at [email_address] Where You Can Train and Affiliate http://www.ncsart.org/aboutsart.asp
    18. 18. USA Freedom Corps This Program Made Possible By a Grant From The North Carolina Community College System and the NC Deptartment of Health and Human Service. Assembled by Wake Technical Community College Faculty Members Where You Can Train and Affiliate http://www.usafreedomcorps.gov/content/about_usafc/newsroom/photos_dynamic.asp?ID=20 http://www.usafreedomcorps.gov/ <ul><li>USA Freedom Corps is dedicated to the concept of inclusiveness—that of getting Americans involved. </li></ul><ul><li>Freedom Corps is an umbrella agency for </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Peace Corps </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Citizens Corps </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Americorps </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Freedom Corps Network matches needs with interests and talents </li></ul><ul><li>Freedom Corps is but one example of many agencies working to bring citizens together to face the challenges of bioterrorism </li></ul>
    19. 19. The Citizens Corps <ul><li>The Citizens Corps was created to get “Citizens participating directly in homeland security efforts in their own communities”   </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteers work with: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Emergency preparedness and response </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Protection of families and communities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Crime </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Terrorism </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Disasters of all kinds </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Local Citizens Corps Locator: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.citizencorps.gov/councils/find_council.shtm </li></ul></ul>This Program Made Possible By a Grant From The North Carolina Community College System and the NC Deptartment of Health and Human Service. Assembled by Wake Technical Community College Faculty Members http://www.citizencorps.gov/index.shtm Where You Can Train and Affiliate
    20. 20. Citizens Corps - Affiliated Agencies <ul><li>Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) </li></ul><ul><li>Neighborhood Watch </li></ul><ul><li>SeniorCorps </li></ul><ul><li>AmericCorps </li></ul><ul><li>Learn and Serve </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteers In Police Service </li></ul><ul><li>The Medical Reserve Corps </li></ul>This Program Made Possible By a Grant From The North Carolina Community College System and the NC Deptartment of Health and Human Service. Assembled by Wake Technical Community College Faculty Members Where You Can Train and Affiliate http://www.citizencorps.gov/index.shtm
    21. 21. CERT Community Emergency Response Team <ul><li>CERT was formed to address the reality that during a disaster professional responders may not be immediately available to every victim in need </li></ul><ul><li>Reasons include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Number of victims </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Communication failures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Road blockages </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Breakdown of 911 system </li></ul></ul><ul><li>CERT stresses that without education, masses of lives may be lost as people make efforts to engage in rescue </li></ul>This Program Made Possible By a Grant From The North Carolina Community College System and the NC Deptartment of Health and Human Service. Assembled by Wake Technical Community College Faculty Members http://training.fema.gov/EMIWeb/CERT/overview.asp Where You Can Train and Affiliate http://training.fema.gov/EMIWeb/CERT/
    22. 22. Cert Has Four Areas Of Emphasis: <ul><li>Teach that compromised levels of emergency response are to be expect after a major widespread disaster </li></ul><ul><li>Emphasize the importance of mitigation and preparedness </li></ul><ul><li>Teach civilians to </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Perform life saving skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Employ sound decision making skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Observe rescuer safety </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do the greatest good for the greatest number. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>“ Organize teams so that they are an extension of first responder services offering immediate help to victims until professional services arrive.” </li></ul>This Program Made Possible By a Grant From The North Carolina Community College System and the NC Deptartment of Health and Human Service. Assembled by Wake Technical Community College Faculty Members http://training.fema.gov/EMIWeb/CERT/overview.asp Where You Can Train and Affiliate http://www.hernandocounty.us/em/CERT_photos.htm
    23. 23. <ul><li>USA onwatch through Neighborhood Watch , empowers citizens in our communities with the opportunity to volunteer to work toward the safety of our homeland” </li></ul><ul><li>Joint Effort Among Agencies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>National Sheriff's Agency </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.usaonwatch.org / </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>U.S.A. On Watch partners Include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Volunteers in Police Service (VIPS) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nation Association of Town Watches (NATW) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nation Crime Prevention Council (NCPC) </li></ul></ul>Neighborhood Watch This Program Made Possible By a Grant From The North Carolina Community College System and the NC Deptartment of Health and Human Service. Assembled by Wake Technical Community College Faculty Members http://www.usaonwatch.org/ Where You Can Train and Affiliate http://www.projecttahs.org/gallery6.html
    24. 24. Americorps <ul><li>$ 4 million has become available for to engage volunteers in homeland security efforts in their communities. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Examples of activities that could be supported include; </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Engaging volunteers to assist fire or police departments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assisting in disaster response </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>search and rescue </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>first aid </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>coordination of emergency supplies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>establishing communication links for relief workers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>organizing immunization programs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>educating the public on preparing for potential disasters or terrorist attacks. </li></ul></ul>This Program Made Possible By a Grant From The North Carolina Community College System and the NC Deptartment of Health and Human Service. Assembled by Wake Technical Community College Faculty Members http://www.americorps.org/ Where You Can Train and Affiliate
    25. 25. SeniorCorps <ul><li>“ Senior Corps is a network of programs that tap the experience, skills, and talents of older citizens to meet community challenges.” </li></ul>This Program Made Possible By a Grant From The North Carolina Community College System and the NC Deptartment of Health and Human Service. Assembled by Wake Technical Community College Faculty Members http://www.seniorcorps.org/ https://www.joinseniorservice.org/framework.asp Where You Can Train and Affiliate
    26. 26. Learn And Serve: Opportunities For Students <ul><li>Combines service to the community with student learning </li></ul><ul><li>Coordinated with elementary school, secondary school, institution of higher education, or community service program and the community </li></ul><ul><li>Is integrated the academic curriculum of the students </li></ul><ul><li>Provides structured time for students or participants to reflect on the service experience </li></ul><ul><li>Part of the NC Governor’s Commission on Volunteers, FMI: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>NC Mentoring Initiative website http://www.governor.state.nc.us/office/Mentoring/default.asp </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Learn and Serve K-12 http://www.governor.state.nc.us/Office/Mentoring/lands.asp </li></ul></ul>This Program Made Possible By a Grant From The North Carolina Community College System and the NC Deptartment of Health and Human Service. Assembled by Wake Technical Community College Faculty Members http://www.learnandserve.org/about/index.html Where You Can Train and Affiliate
    27. 27. Volunteers In Police Service (V.I.P.S) <ul><li>“ Why Volunteer at a Law Enforcement Agency? </li></ul><ul><li>— Simple — We Need You!” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Since September 11, 2001, the demands on state and local law enforcement have increased dramatically. </li></ul><ul><li>Law enforcement resources are being stretched further than ever </li></ul><ul><li>Our nation “…needs every available officer out on the beat” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Citizen volunteers supplement and support officers personnel freeing, them to concentrate on their primary duties. </li></ul><ul><li>Over 38,000 volunteers working with more than 700 police departments” </li></ul><ul><li>Printable brochure available at http://policevolunteers.org/ </li></ul>This Program Made Possible By a Grant From The North Carolina Community College System and the NC Deptartment of Health and Human Service. Assembled by Wake Technical Community College Faculty Members <ul><li>http://policevolunteers.org/programs </li></ul>Where You Can Train and Affiliate
    28. 28. Federal Medical Reserve Corps Unit <ul><li>MRC units function at the community level, cooperating with local public health departments as well as other volunteer agencies during emergencies -- including acts of terrorism. </li></ul><ul><li>Function as a specialized component of Citizen Corps </li></ul><ul><li>Part of the President's USA Freedom Corps, which promotes volunteerism and service throughout the U.S. </li></ul>This Program Made Possible By a Grant From The North Carolina Community College System and the NC Deptartment of Health and Human Service. Assembled by Wake Technical Community College Faculty Members . Where You Can Train and Affiliate http://www.medicalreservecorps.gov/index.cfm?MRCaction=Home.Volunteering “ I strongly encourage all of you—all able medical and health professionals, even ordinary citizens who can help with non technical tasks—to join your local Medical Reserve Corps Unit.  If there isn't one nearby, find out what   you can do to get one started and lead the way for others. All of us have a role to play in preparing America for the challenges that lie ahead.” -- Vice Admiral Richard H. Carmona, MD, MPH, FACS, Surgeon General, Commander, USPHS Commissioned Corps, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    29. 29. The Medical Reserve Federal Corps Unit Recruits: <ul><li>Practicing, retired, or otherwise employed medical professionals </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Doctors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nurses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Emergency medical technicians </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pharmacists </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nurses' assistants, and others. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Public health professionals </li></ul><ul><li>Community members without medical training are encouraged to volunteer to assist with administrative and other essential support functions. </li></ul><ul><li>United States citizenship is not required to be part of the Medical Reserve Corps. </li></ul><ul><li>Non-citizen, legal U.S. residents are also welcome to volunteer </li></ul><ul><li>and contribute their time, knowledge, and skills to protecting and improving their communities. </li></ul>This Program Made Possible By a Grant From The North Carolina Community College System and the NC Deptartment of Health and Human Service. Assembled by Wake Technical Community College Faculty Members http://www.medicalreservecorps.gov/index.cfm?MRCaction=Home.Volunteering Where You Can Train and Affiliate
    30. 30. You're Needed By The Red Cross -- Right Now <ul><li>Too busy? Your local Red Cross can work with you to provide rewarding experiences, whatever your schedule. </li></ul><ul><li>Think you don't have any skills to offer? You'd be surprised. And, if you need training, we'll provide it. </li></ul><ul><li>Search thousands of one-time and ongoing Red Cross opportunities by zip code, category, and date on VolunteerMatch's * powerful online database. http://redcross.volunteermatch.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>We depend on volunteers, who constitute 97 percent of our total work force, to carry on our humanitarian work </li></ul>This Program Made Possible By a Grant From The North Carolina Community College System and the NC Deptartment of Health and Human Service. Assembled by Wake Technical Community College Faculty Members http://www.redcross.org/services/volunteer/0,1082,0_325_,00.html http://www.redcross.org/services/volunteer/0,1082,0_325_,00.html Where You Can Train and Affiliate
    31. 31. Help The Red Cross – Today! <ul><li>Make a Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Build a Disaster Kit </li></ul><ul><ul><li>For Home </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>For Work </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Get Trained </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CPR </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>First Aid </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Give Blood </li></ul>This Program Made Possible By a Grant From The North Carolina Community College System and the NC Deptartment of Health and Human Service. Assembled by Wake Technical Community College Faculty Members Ms. Stacey Ryan, NC Health & Safety Specialist, American Red Cross Greensboro NC, 336-332-6925 or 6959 [email_address] Lecture at Wake Technical Community College 5/12/04 Where You Can Train and Affiliate http://www.redcross.org/services/volunteer/0,1082,0_325_,00.html
    32. 32. North Carolina Interfaith Disaster Response <ul><li>“ Mission </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To encourage members of local religious communities to serve harmoniously and effectively in disaster response </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To prepare for and respond to disaster needs beyond local capabilities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To work in the emergency, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>immediate, and long term phases of disasters </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To act as a liaison between religious, volunteer and state responses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To cooperate with all local, state, and federal efforts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To act as a receiving and disbursing agent for disaster funds” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>“ Vision: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>During any type of disaster the local religious community finds itself overwhelmed by damage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We believe that the time of crisis is the best time for the religious </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>community to demonstrate the reality of God's love” </li></ul></ul>This Program Made Possible By a Grant From The North Carolina Community College System and the NC Deptartment of Health and Human Service. Assembled by Wake Technical Community College Faculty Members http://www.ncidr.org Where You Can Train and Affiliate http://www.cambridgema.gov/~DHSP/ccpd/access/images/access0703_2.giif
    33. 33. Those With No Or Limited English <ul><li>National Relief have website information in several languages </li></ul><ul><li>In North Carolina, the demand often outpaces the supply of volunteer services for these populations </li></ul><ul><li>There is a rapidly emerging need for volunteer translators to deliver the message discussed in this module – particularly among Hispanics - here in NC </li></ul><ul><li>Contact local foreign-speaking media for assistance in the form of Press Releases and Public Service Announcements </li></ul>This Program Made Possible By a Grant From The North Carolina Community College System and the NC Deptartment of Health and Human Service. Assembled by Wake Technical Community College Faculty Members Where You Can Train and Affiliate
    34. 34. Free Online Translation Services <ul><li>Free2Professional Translation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.freetranslation.com/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Alta Vista Babel Fish Translatin </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://babelfish.altavista.com/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Travlang Translating Dictionaries (Downloadable) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://dictionaries.travlang.com/ </li></ul></ul>This Program Made Possible By a Grant From The North Carolina Community College System and the NC Deptartment of Health and Human Service. Assembled by Wake Technical Community College Faculty Members Where You Can Train and Affiliate
    35. 35. Hispanics: Reaching Out Through Radio <ul><li>WETC 540 AM </li></ul><ul><li>24 counties including triangle </li></ul><ul><li>WTIK 1310 AM Triangle, surrounding areas </li></ul><ul><li>WRRZ 880 AM </li></ul><ul><li>Clinton to 28 counties </li></ul><ul><li>WFSS 91.9 FM </li></ul><ul><li>Sanford, Siler City, Fayetteville areas </li></ul><ul><li>WEED 1390 AM </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Rocky Mount area </li></ul><ul><li>WGOS 1070 AM </li></ul><ul><li>High Point, Triad </li></ul><ul><li>WNCA 1570 AM Siler City </li></ul><ul><li>WOOW 1340 AM Greenville </li></ul>This Program Made Possible By a Grant From The North Carolina Community College System and the NC Deptartment of Health and Human Service. Assembled by Wake Technical Community College Faculty Members “ If you are thinking about doing some Hispanic outreach, one of the best ways to reach the population is through the radio. … http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/fourh/marketing/hispanic.html Where You Can Train and Affiliate
    36. 36. In Summary We Discussed : <ul><li>Understanding Bioterrorism: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The definition of Bioterrorism </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How it has “changed the face” of disaster response </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Confronting denials </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Preparing, Affiliating and Training” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The importance becoming a Volunteer </li></ul><ul><ul><li>President’s Call To Service </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The immediacy of the need for volunteers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Steps to Becoming a Volunteer </li></ul></ul><ul><li>How You Can Help </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ways to help law enforcement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Skills that are in high demand </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nearly everyone can volunteer ! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Training and Affiliation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Description of a wide variety of agencies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tremendous spirit of inter-agency cooperation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Needs and types of training available </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Inclusion of Bioterrorism issues in existing agencies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New agencies forming to address issues of Bioterrorism </li></ul></ul>This Program Made Possible By a Grant From The North Carolina Community College System and the NC Deptartment of Health and Human Service. Assembled by Wake Technical Community College Faculty Members Summary and Conclusion
    37. 37. Conclusion…. This Program Made Possible By a Grant From The North Carolina Community College System and the NC Department of Health and Human Service. Assembled by Wake Technical Community College Faculty Members <ul><li>Answer the President Bush’s Call To Service </li></ul><ul><li>Further educate yourself and others on the very real threat and changing nature of Bio-terrorism </li></ul><ul><li>Join an organization that can put your skills to best use </li></ul><ul><li>Get the official training you need to enable you to be of best service to your community and to your country. </li></ul>Summary and Conclusion Terrorist attacks can shake the foundations of our biggest buildings, but they cannot touch the foundation of America. President George Bush 11 September 2001
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