Sammamish Citizen Corps Council
The Sammamish Citizen Corps Council is a nationally-chartered, 501 (c)(3) non-profit group that helps support safety and emergency preparedness in Sammamish through the Community Emergency Response Teams, Medical Reserve Corps, Fire Corps/SARGe, Volunteers in Police Service, and Map Your Neighborhood programs. Community members from the business, faith, and community service sectors are encouraged to become involved and volunteer. Volunteers meet on the 1st Wednesday of each month at ESF-R Station #82, (Sahalee area), at 1851 228th Ave NE, Sammamish – 98074, from 7:00pm – 8:00pm. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the National Citizen Corps program, visit: www.citizencorps.gov.
Sammamish Medical Reserve Corps
The Sammamish Medical Reserve Corps (SMRC) Program engages volunteers to strengthen Sammamish, (and potentially King County), public health, emergency response and community resiliency by coordinating the skills of practicing and retired physicians, nurses and other health professionals as well as other citizens interested in health issues. Medical Reserve Corps is nationally sponsored by the Office of the U.S. Surgeon General, and locally through King County Public Health Reserve Corps, along with Sammamish Citizen Corps Council.
The Sammamish Medical Reserve Corps, a branch of the Sammamish Citizen Corps, is looking for active and retired medical and non-medical personnel to form a Sammamish Medical Reserve Corps. Current meetings are being held with the Issaquah Medical Reserve Corps, the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. Meetings are held at 670 1st Ave NE, Building A. Visit www.issaquahcitizencorps.com/mrc for more information.
Community Emergency Response Team Training (CERT)
The Sammamish CERT Program educates volunteers about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact our community and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT volunteers also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in Sammamish.
CERT classes are offered each March and September. For more info, contact CERT Coordinator Jan Bromberg at CERT@sammamishcitizencorps.com. For more information about the National Community Emergency Response Team Program, visit: www.citizencorps.gov/cert.
Annual Sammamish Citizen Corps Council Events and Activities
SCCC Volunteers are encouraged to be involved in opportunities to learn and serve in the community. Annually scheduled events and activities include:
April – Earthquake Preparedness Month
- 4th on the Plateau - Communications and "Lost Parents" Support at Sammamish Commons
- Summer Concert Series in the Parks
- Sammamish Farmers Market @ Sammamish Commons
- National Night Out - 1st Tuesday in August at Sammamish City Hall
- Sammamish Farmers Market at Sammamish Common
- CitizenCorps Expo - August 10 - Refresher for all certified CERTs.
September – National Preparedness Month
- CERT class begins - September 10th, 2013