About Citizen Corps

We all have a role in hometown security.

Citizen Corps is FEMA's grassroots strategy to bring together government and community leaders to involve citizens in all-hazards emergency 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.

In Utah there are currently:

65 Councils which serve
1,607,882 people or
72% of Utah's population.

During his 2002 State of the Union address, President George W. Bush called upon every American to commit at least two years of their lives - the equivalent of 4,000 hours - to the service of others. Through the USA Freedom Corps, he wants to help every American answer that call to service by strengthening and expanding service opportunities to protect our homeland, to support our communities, and to extend American compassion around the world.

Coordinated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Citizen Corps is the component of the USA Freedom Corps that focuses on opportunities for people across the country to participate in a range of measures to make their families, homes, and communities safer from the threats of terrorism, crime, and disasters of all kinds. Citizen Corps also brings together a community's first responders, firefighters, emergency health care providers, law enforcement, and emergency managers with its volunteer resources.

Citizen Corps helps people across America take a more active role in crime prevention, support the emergency medical community, and be better trained in a wide range of emergency preparedness and disaster response activities. The events of the past few years have motivated many Americans to want to help others more and to strengthen their communities to be safer, stronger, and better prepared, and to answer the President's call to serve.

Social Media Links

Citizen Corps Event Calendar

Be Ready Utah

Even though we don't know when or where disasters and emergencies may strike, we do know that we can do more to be prepared for the unexpected.

Check out the Be Ready Utah website at the link below.

Be Ready Utah

Citizen Corps Quotes

"We are all angels with only one wing; we can only fly while embracing one another." Luciano de Crescanzo

Citizen Corps Updates

The Next Great Utah Shakeout is April 17, 2015