Volunteering and Training

Flagler County Emergency Management encourages residents and businesses to GET INVOLVED in helping the community prepare for, respond to, recover from, and mitigate for disasters. The key to staying calm during an emergency or disaster is to be prepared and organized to assist family, friends and neighbors who may not be as knowledgeable.

Volunteering at the EOC
Become part of the Emergency Operations Center administrative support:

  • Make and answer phone calls
  • Organize supplies and prepare outreach materials
  • Computer data entry
Candidates will have availability for at least 4 hours per week between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Email the Emergency Operations Center at eoc@flaglercounty.org to discuss volunteering.

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program educates volunteers about disaster preparedness for the hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. CERT offers a consistent, nationwide approach to volunteer training and organization that professional responders can rely on during disaster situations, which allows them to focus on more complex tasks. Through CERT, the capabilities to prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters is built and enhanced.

Those who are interested in learning more about CERT should consider taking the FEMA  IS-317 interactive web-based course.

Flagler County supports the local CERT program through a partnership with Flagler Volunteer Services to provide CERT training to the residents and businesses of Flagler County. This partnership also provides assistance and peer support to neighborhoods and communities looking to establish their own teams.

The CERT Basic Course is delivered by Flagler County Emergency Management, Flagler County Fire Rescue, and Flagler Volunteer Services through-out the year. This course covers:
  • Disaster Preparedness                            
  • Fire Suppression
  • Medical Operations                               
  • Light Search and Rescue Operations
  • Psychology and Team Organization       
  • Disaster Simulation

The next CERT Basic Course (25-30 hours)
Held at the Flagler County Emergency Operations Center:
                              1769 E. Moody Boulevard
                              Building 3
                              Bunnell, FL 32110

Dates
                             September 11 (Tuesday), 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.
                             September 12 (Wednesday), 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.
                             September 13 (Thursday), 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.
                             September 18 (Tuesday), 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.
                             September 19 (Wednesday), 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.
                             September 20 (Thursday), 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.
                             September 22 (Saturday), 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

REGISTRATION
Course space is limited. Attendees must register through Flagler Volunteer Services at: flaglervolunteer@cfl.rr.com, or 386-597-2950.