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ERIC Number: EJ823347
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1067-1803
Community Preparedness
Randazzo, Dante
Community College Journal, v79 n3 p28-30, 32-33 Dec 2008-Jan 2009
In the aftermath of any disaster, natural or otherwise, stories of men and women reaching out to help one another abound. Whether it's the courage and training of first responders--police officers and firefighters--that leads to the rescue of a marooned family, the expert work of doctors and nurses that saves a life on the operating table, or the many volunteers who give their time to hand out supplies and rebuild, these actions speak to a culture of civic responsibility rooted in the founding ideology of democracy. Americans everywhere play a critical role in preparing for and responding to disasters. But how can one organize these efforts? How can one ensure volunteers are equipped to help--that they have the tools and the training necessary? The answers to these and other questions are found through a combination of national and local efforts. At the center of it all: community colleges. This article describes the role of community colleges and provides an overview of Citizen Corps Councils.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A