Volunteers Needed for Plymouth’s Community Emergency Response Team
The Plymouth Public Safety department is accepting applications for volunteers on their community emergency response team (CERT). The trained volunteers may be called upon to assist with disasters when there’s additional assistance needed for public safety staff.
“To be those first people we call if there’s ever a disaster or natural incident that occurs where we need additional assistance for public safety staff, our firefighters, and police officers,” explains Jackie Maas, Plymouth’s volunteer coordinator. “They have a wide variety of skills that they are trained to do. And the best part of that is, they may not need them as a volunteer, but they are skills they can use in their personal or professional life as well.”
CERT volunteers also work proactively to participate in community preparedness planning and provide public education outreach.
Volunteers receive 24 hours of initial training.
People interested in applying do not need to have previous public safety experience. Successful candidates must live or work in Plymouth, have a high school degree or equivalent, be at least 21 years old, have a valid Minnesota driver’s license and pass a criminal background check.
Applications are due January 31. To learn more or to download an application, click here.
To have an application mailed, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 763-509-5230
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