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    Many relief organizations

    only accept cash and donations



    radio communications for civil-preparedness purposes during emergencies



    Spotters form the Nation’s first line of defense against severe weather



    serve 78%of the total population

get involved

Interested in getting involved? You don’t have to know CPR, be able to lift a sandbag or have a lot of free time to be a valuable volunteer. The training is beneficial to for everyone and there are hundreds of ways you can help the North Texas Region stay prepared and ready for any emergency.

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In times of catastrophic loss of life or property, people often rush to donate clothing and other items to survivors. Check the procedures used by various organizations to know which donations will be most helpful and most likely to get to victims.

First responders, disaster relief groups, community safety organizations, local law enforcement, fire departments and emergency medical services are also great services to offer support.

  • Develop an emergency supply kit
  • Create a household preparedness plan
  • Know your hazards
  • Be aware of severe weather reports
  • Participate in crime prevention and reporting

It’s important that you and your neighbors know how to take action in the face of an emergency.

Hold Neighborhood Watch meetings where you can plan how to safeguard your homes and children. Your local Sheriffs’ office or police station can help you get started.



The National Crime Prevention Council’s mission is helping families and communities keep themselves safe from crime.

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    Radio Amateur Civil
    Emergency Service

    The Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service (RACES) is a public service provided by a volunteer group of amateur radio operators. RACES is administered by local, county and state emergency management agencies, and supported by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

    As a part of the Amateur Radio Service, RACES provides radio communications for civil-preparedness purposes during emergencies such as natural disaster disasters, power outages, war-related activities and many others.

    RACES Website


    The National Weather Service (NWS) has established a network of SKYWARN Spotters to help obtain critical weather information. These volunteers help identify and describe severe local storms, enabling the NWS to issue more timely and accurate warnings for tornadoes, severe thunderstorms and flash floods.

    SKYWARN Spotters form the Nation’s first line of defense against severe weather and help save thousands of lives annually. Visit the NWS training portal for more information.

    NWS Training Portal

Citizen Corps

Uniting communities – preparing the nation

The mission of Citizen Corps is to harness the power of every individual through education, training, and volunteer service. They pledge to make communities safer, stronger, and better prepared to respond to the threats of terrorism, crime, public health issues, and disasters of all kinds. Citizen Corps promotes a range of measures for you to make your family, your home, and your community safer from the threats of crime, terrorism, and disasters of all kinds.

Local Fire and Police Departments offer classes to citizens interested in learning more about taking an active role in helping to protect their communities.Take classes in emergency preparedness, response capabilities, first aid, CPR, fire suppression, and search and rescue procedures. When an actual emergency occurs, you’ll know how to take proper action.If you’d like to take an active role in helping your community prepare for emergencies, join Citizen Corps. Join Citizen Corps
  • Make a Plan

    A little preparation could protect your life and the lives of those around you. It only takes a few minutes to develop a plan. When finished, you'll have a pocket-size emergency plan at hand.

  • Build a Kit

    Remember how long it took to pack for your last vacation? The last thing you want to worry about in a disaster is packing. That’s why everyone should have an Emergency Supply Kit ready to go. Use this checklist to help you assemble your kit.

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