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CCC-PC General Meeting

The meetings are open to the public.
They are held the First Thursday of each month at 3:00 p.m.
The locatons of the meeting change each month for diversity.
The March 3rd meeting location will be posted here as soon as it is decided.


2016 First Quarter Training Opportunities

Click here to see the PDF flyer

When large events occur, by necessity there needs to be a way to get out “stuff” to the people in the community. Mike Davenport with Tacoma Emergency Management will lead a mini-training on how to set up Points of Distribution (PODs) for handing out food, water, cleaning supplies, etc. as well as crucial health department emergency supplies and information.  Having a system in place makes it more efficient and as volunteers, you may have the opportunity to participate.

In addition, we will talk about building a dream list of trainings for 2016.  These are great opportunities to keep connected and to refresh and/or expand your skills.  

Note: To date in 2015, Citizen Corps of Pierce County folks logged in over 6300 training hours!!

Looking forward to seeing you there.


Other Upcoming Training Opportunities

Click here to see the flyers for each event.
2016 Vulnerable Populations Disaster Planning Conference - May 25th
++At_a_Glance_PC-DEM 2016
2016-Training Announcement EPI
2016-Transportation Workshop Flyer

Learn about the Incident Command System (ICS) and the National Incident Management System (NIMS).

Building Resilience to Disasters: A Community-wide Strategy – May 25 - SAVE THE DATE – Registration coming soon

Following the success and momentum from previous years the 2016 UASI Vulnerable Populations Disaster Planning Conference aims to broaden the understanding of community resilience, highlight the interconnectedness of systems, and gain a deeper understanding of the unique roles that community and faith based organizations, community leaders, and emergency managers play in supporting resilience. This is a regional event with participants from King, Pierce and Snohomish Counties.

Thank you,
Nicole Johnson
Planning Coordinator
Pierce County Emergency Management
(Desk) 253-798-2221 (Cell) 253-376-8772


CLICK HERE to see a correction to the WHO YOU GOING TO CALL emergency phone list for Pierce County. PenLight‘s Power Outage phone number was incorrect. Last year they changed it to: 253-877-853-1388.



Barbara Nelson:
11 April 2016

I am sending this e-mail out to folks whose Emergency Worker Card has either expired or will do so soon.  If you wish to be considered an active volunteer, it needs to be updated. The completed card and signed signature page can be scanned and sent to me via email or snail-mail.

New Pierce County Emergency Worker Registration Card

New emergency worker Procedures and Signature Card

For those of you who are community shelter managers, I don’t have the emails for all the shelter workers. Please send this email, including the attachments, to your team members.

If folks still need to take the ICS classes, let them know they can take them on-line through FEMA. The next class of 700,100, & 200 will be offered in the fall.

For everyone—take a look at the other classes offered on-line through FEMA. Some are pretty good!

Hope all is well with you,
Barbara Nelson
Pierce County Emergency Management
2501 S. 35th St. Suite D
Tacoma, WA 98409
253-798-2168 -d
253-377-3972 -c

The Citizen Corps Council of Pierce County Mission

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.

History of Citizen Corps

Following the tragic events that occurred on September 11, 2001, state and local government officials have increased opportunities for citizens to become an integral part of protecting the homeland and supporting the local first responders. Officials agree that the formula for ensuring a more secure and safer homeland consists of preparedness, training, and citizen involvement in supporting first responders. In January 2002, the President of the United States launched Citizen Corps, to capture the spirit of service that emerged throughout our communities following the terrorist attacks. Citizen Corps was created to help coordinate volunteer activities that will make our communities safer, stronger, and better prepared to respond to any emergency situation. It provides opportunities for people to participate in a range of measures to make their families, their homes, and their communities safer from the threats of crime, terrorism, and disasters of all kinds. Citizen Corps programs build on the successful efforts that are in place in many communities around the country to prevent crime and respond to emergencies. Programs that started through local innovation are the foundation for Citizen Corps and this national approach to citizen participation in community safety. Citizen Corps is coordinated nationally by the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency. In this capacity, FEMA works closely with other federal entities, state and local governments, first responders and emergency managers, the volunteer community, and the Corporation for National & Community Service.

Call to Action

Citizen Corps mission is accomplished through a national network of state, local, and tribal Citizen Corps Councils. These Councils build on community strengths to implement the Citizen Corps preparedness programs and carry out a local strategy to involve government, community leaders, and citizens in all-hazards preparedness and resilience. Citizen Corps asks you to embrace the personal responsibility to be prepared; to get training in first aid and emergency skills; and to volunteer to support local emergency responders, disaster relief, and community safety.




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