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.

Be a volunteer storm spotter! Learn to look for and how to report potentially dangerous weather conditions, so that earlier warnings may be issued.

The National Weather Service and Flagler County Emergency Management will be regularly host Skywarn storm spotter classes. These classes are held at the Flagler County Emergency Operations Center located in the Flagler County Government Complex located at 1769 East Moody Blvd, Bldg 3. The EOC is located behind the Government Services Building.  

FOR INFORMATION ON DATES AND TO SIGN UP for the next class, please visit https://www.facebook.com/FlaglerEOC  or contact Bob Pickering, Emergency Management Technician at 386-313-4250 or BPickering@FlaglerCounty.org.

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

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

FALL 2019 SESSION (must attend all classes to graduate)

Monday, October 7               Disaster Preparedness
Wednesday, October 9        Fire Safety & Utility Controls
Monday, October 14             Disaster Medical Operations – Part 1
Wednesday, October 16      Disaster Medical Operations – Part 2
Monday, October 21             Light Search & Rescue Operations
Wednesday, October 23      CERT Organization
Monday, October 28             Disaster Psychology
Wednesday, October 30      Terrorism & CERT
Monday, November 4           Course Review, Written Exam & Simulation Brief
Wednesday, November 6    Simulation & Graduation

5:30 PM – 8:30 PM each day

Course space is limited. Attendees must register via email to eoc@FlaglerCounty.org