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West Pierce Fire & Rescue Citizen Preparedness Coordinator
It is the mission of West Pierce Fire & Rescue, in partnership with the Lakewood and University Place community, to provide excellent fire protection, prevention, education and emergency services. The AmeriCorps volunteer will support that mission by assisting in supporting and providing disaster preparedness training in several forms including Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). Will provide program support, research, and assist in documentation of outreach activities. One primary goal of the program is to ensure that the preparedness message is heard throughout the District, particularly in low-income neighborhoods. This will be accomplished through public speaking, newsletters, event support, personal contact, preparedness training, and the use of CERT ambassadors. They will place special focus on low- income areas to promote and host preparedness programs. It will be the responsibility of the member to create a system for updating printed and web-based materials. They may be activated for an emergency or disaster event in a support role for the Department Operation Center. This position is contingent on funding. Applications will be reviewed in the order in which they are received with interviews taking place until placement is filled.
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.

Member Duties : The member will support the CERT program to include physical set up of the room and organization of class materials in support of the instructors. Under the direction of the supervisor, the member will support CERT members, with an emphasis on low-income participants; to include training, funding and community recognition. They will participate in developing and providing programs to inform the public about types of disasters and ways to prepare for the impacts of those disasters. They will encourage attendance by citizens at preparedness programs and track all citizen volunteer hours. They will have significant interaction with the public, so must be comfortable speaking with people both in-person and on the phone. They will be given opportunities to be involved with hands on disaster preparedness activities. They will focus on methods used by low-income members to enhance their preparedness level.
Program Benefits : Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Health Coverage ,  Training ,  Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible . 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Uniforms provided and required ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Disaster Relief ,  Public Safety ,  Community Outreach . 
Skills :
Communications ,  Computers/Technology ,  Community Organization ,  Public Health ,  Writing/Editing ,  Recruitment . 
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West Pierce Fire & Rescue Citizen Preparedness Coordinator

Program Start/End Date
09/01/2019  -   08/31/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  99

Program Locations WASHINGTON   Seattle/Tacoma/Bremerton  

Accepting Applications
From  03/25/2019  To  06/30/2019 

Contact Rachel Adler
3631 Drexler Dr W
University Place   WA   98466

Listing ID 74074