The Connecticut Statewide Citizens Corps Council is a volunteer subcommittee of the Emergency Management and Homeland Security Coordinating Council.  The council’s mission “is to engage every individual through education, training, and volunteer service to make communities safer, stronger, and better prepared to respond to the threats of terrorism, crime, public health issues, and disasters of all kinds. “

The CCC has developed a “strategic plan” that focuses on strengthening the Community Emergency Response Team program in Connecticut.

The Citizen Corps Advisory committee is charged with recommending statewide policy concerning funding distribution formulas, response standards, performance requirements, agency interface, statewide credentialing, and regionalization efforts for Connecticut.  There are 11 regional and seven local councils for the state. The committee is composed of a cross-section of all response disciplines, faith-based, non-profit, and private-sector agency.

Visit the Department of Emergency & Homeland Security pages on the state’s website, ct.gov/demhs, for more details.

As of last summer, the Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security began tp get involved in an agency consolidation with the newly-created Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection.

Sign uo with the CT Alert ENS (Emergency Notification System) The CT Alert ENS uses the state’s Enhanced 9-1-1 (E9-1-1) database for location-based notifications to the public for life-threatening emergencies.  But the E9-1-1 database includes only traditional wire-line telephone numbers in the state (the “land line” phone you may have in your home).  You can add other means of communication to the CT Alert ENS, in addition to your current home phone “land line” if you have one. You can sign up multiple devices, set the order of receipt and add additional locations in the state to receive alerts like the office or your children’s schools. For more information, go to the town’s website.