There are many ways to Get Involved especially before a disaster occurs. Here are some ideas to get you started:
Build your skills
- Learn first aid and CPR.
- Attend a CERT Basic Training course. Upcoming Chatham County CERT training is listed on the Chatham County CERT page. Statewide CERT training and events are listed on the NC-CERT website.
- Participate in FEMA's You Are the Help Until Help Arrives training.
- Get licensed as an HAM radio operator (Amateur Radio). For more info:
- Take a FEMA Independent Study course in a topic of your choice.
- Browse NC Cooperative Extension Service Disaster Preparedness materials
Find a team
- Volunteer with an established disaster response/relief organization. Visit the NC Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster website.
- Participate in a Community Emergency Response Team. Visit the Chatham County CERT page for details as we build teams locally.
- Volunteer with a Meals on Wheels program. Visit the Chatham County Council on Aging website for details.
- Participate in a Neighborhood Watch, contact: