Columbia Citizen Corps

Submitted and compiled by:Richard Johnsen – Director, [email protected], [email protected]

The Columbia Citizen Corps

Citizen Corps is the component of USA Freedom Corps that creates opportunities for individuals to volunteer to help their communities prepare for and respond to emergencies by bringing together local leaders, citizen volunteers and the network of first responder organizations, such as fire departments, police departments and emergency medical personnel. The goal is to have all citizens participate in making their communities safer, stronger, and better prepared for preventing and handling threats of terrorism, crime, and disasters of all kinds.

The Columbia Citizen Corps Council:

The Columbia CCC Branch was formed in early 2006. The primary goals of the Columbia Council were to;
· Match the needs of first responders with the skills and abilities of volunteers to make their families, their homes, and their communities safer from the threats of terrorism, crime, and disasters.
· Educate the public on safety, help citizens take an active role in protecting themselves from harm, and teach citizens what to do in the event of a crisis.
· Spearheaded efforts to offer citizens new and existing volunteer opportunities, educational information, and training courses to address crime, terrorism, and natural disaster risks.
· Promote all Citizen Corps programs and activities across the community.
Capture innovative practices and report accomplishments that can be replicated in other communities nationally.
· Survey the community to assess increased awareness and Citizen Corps participation.

The Columbia CCC Members:

(includes, but is not limited to, the following)
Rick Johnsen, Blake Johnsen, Domenic DiNatale, Norman & Marlene Cloutier, William & Barbara Schomburg, Robert & Kay Soucy, Scott & Coralie Stapainian, Scott & Deborah Deblois, Buddy & Sam Boudle, Paul & Valerie Rella, Eric & Lois Stohl, Phil & Carolyn Monson, Gary & Marcia Parkhurst, Peter & Hellen Dion, James & Brenda Tibbits, Rick & Linda Tillotson.

Columbia Citizen Corps Contact:

Richard Johnsen – Director, [email protected], [email protected]