New Mexico is an active participant in the Citizen Corps Program. The New Mexico Citizen Corps core value is to educate the people of New Mexico about disasters and assist them in protecting themselves and their families and neighbors during and after a disaster. Citizen Corps also serves the need to connect volunteers with the Emergency Management Community of First Responders so individuals might be knowledgeable to assist during our greatest time of need.
The mission of Citizen Corps is to provide opportunities for citizens to engage in education, training, and volunteer service in partnerships with first responder agencies and volunteer organizations on the local level. Citizen awareness of, and involvement in, preparedness, prevention, response and recovery plans and actions will result in stronger, safer communities.
Citizen Corps programs and unique local initiatives are coordinated locally by Citizen Corps Councils – a forum for representatives of fire, rescue, law enforcement, health, education, business, local government, and volunteer management to identify local needs and coordinate training and volunteer opportunities for the community.
The components of New Mexico’s Citizen Corps Programs are:
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Citizen Preparedness Information:
National and Community Service: