Monroe Emergency Reserve Corps
Monroe County Emergency Management believes that “strengthening the Florida Keys communities through volunteerism and service” is not just a mission statement. It is a way of life.
Now, more than ever, the Florida Keys residents of all ages are ready to answer the call and lend a hand.
In 2018, Monroe County Emergency Management is creating a “Monroe Emergency Reserve Corps” that will be made up of volunteers with a variety of talents and skills who would like to help in time of emergency in the Keys.
An inaugural meeting of this new emergency volunteer program was held on May 21 and led by Monroe County Emergency Management Director Marty Senterfitt. About 70 people attended the open discussion on how to best utilize the incredible untapped talents of the Keys residents and build a response capability that surpasses all expectations.
Citizen volunteers who go through Monroe County’s Community Emergency Response Training (CERT) and become part of the volunteer Monroe Emergency Reserve Corps also can obtain early re-entry placards. To volunteer for this program, go to www.monroecounty-fl.gov/volunteermonroe or click below.
The first training for CERT instructors is June 16 and 17. The class is full, with 40 people signed up. Once the instructors receive their certification, they will begin setting up CERT training for volunteers in locations throughout the Keys. That information will be forthcoming.
If you have questions, email Senterfitt-Martin@monroecounty-fl.gov or call 305-289-6018.
Sign Up to be a County Emergency Volunteer
Monroe County Emergency Management also has designed a County Volunteer webpage to connect with all County organizations and entities as well as Monroe County Emergency Management.
Volunteer efforts are important to the overall response success. Residents are encouraged to apply as a volunteer to assist Monroe County Emergency Management and the County in Recovery efforts. Join today, Become part of Volunteer Monroe!
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