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The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact Denton County 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 members are also encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community.  Click here for more information on CERT.

To learn more about the Denton County CERT program, including meeting and training schedules, contact Brenda Gormley at Brenda.Gormley@dentoncounty.com or call 940-349-2855. 

The Medical Reserve Corps is dedicated to establishing teams of local volunteer medical and public health professionals to contribute their skills and expertise throughout the year as well as during times of community need.  The Denton County Health Department coordinates the local MRC program.  Click here for more information on Denton County MRC.

To register for an upcoming MRC volunteer orientation, contact Sandi Wiggins at Sandi.Wiggins@dentoncounty.com or call 940-349-2923. 

Volunteers are the heart of the American Red Cross.  There are numerous opportunities available for those who want to lend their time and support as a Red Cross volunteer. The Denton Branch is currently seeking volunteers for: Disaster Services, Health and Safety Education, Youth Education, Public Speaking, Community Disaster Education Instructors, and many other volunteer positions.  Click here for more information about the Denton Branch of the American Red Cross. 

To become a Red Cross volunteer, contact the Denton office at 940-384-0880 .

The Denton County Amateur Radio Association (DCARA) is located in Denton, Texas and meets on the fourth Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m. in the Denton County EOC, 9060 Teasley Lane.  DCARA promotes the "art" of radio, helps spread the amateur radio hobby to others, and conducts club programs and activities in order to advance the general interest and welfare of amateur radio in the community and the Association.  Click here for more information on DCARA .

To learn more about amateur radio, including upcoming training classes, contact Eric Gildersleeve at kd7cao@gmail.com or call 940-349-2840.

 

The Denton County Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) consists of licensed amateurs who have voluntarily registered their qualifications and equipment for communications duty in the public service when disaster strikes. Every licensed amateur, regardless of membership in ARRL or any other local or national organization, is eligible for membership in the ARES. The only qualification, other than possession of an Amateur Radio license, is a sincere desire to serve. Because ARES is an amateur service, only amateurs are eligible for membership. The possession of emergency-powered equipment is desirable, but is not a requirement for membership.  Click here for more information on Denton County ARES.

To see if you qualify to become a member of Denton County ARES, contact Guy Story at kc5goi@gmail.com.   
 

 

Denton County Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters (DCVOAD) is a humanitarian association of independent disaster support agencies.  It’s mission is to foster efficient, streamlined service delivery to people affected by disaster, while eliminating unnecessary duplication of effort, through cooperation in the four phases of emergency management: preparation, response, recovery, and mitigation.  Click here for more information on Denton County VOAD.

To register your organization as a member of DCVOAD, contact Brenda Gormley at Brenda.Gormley@dentoncounty.Com or call 940-349-2855 .   

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