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Join CMCERT, a cadre of highly trained volunteers who enable the Manassas community to plan and prepare for situations that may impact their households, neighborhoods, or businesses. Enable the community to become more resilient in the wake of emergencies. You will support operations of the Manassas Fire & Rescue Department and the Manassas Police Department during emergencies and large City events.
You will learn and practice emergency skills acquired through formal training provided by CMCERT and the Manassas Fire & Rescue Department. Training topics include: disaster preparedness, fire suppression, first aid, CPR/AED, disaster medical operations, light search and rescue, disaster psychology, terrorism, traffic and crowd management, and emergency communications.
You will be on 24/7 call, and may be activated for periods of emergency lasting up to 72 hours. While on duty, you are insured by the City against liability and are eligible for workman's compensation. Duties are strenuous, and may involve the risk of injury.
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About City of Manassas Community Emergency Response Team (CMCERT)
9324 West Street, Suite 103, Manassas, VA 20110, US
CMCERT has two (2) equally important mission elements. • CMCERT trains the Manassas community to become more resilient in the event of emergencies, by planning and preparing for situations that may impact their households, neighborhoods, or businesses. • CMCERT maintains a cadre of volunteers specifically trained to assist the City’s emergency response resources both in responding to and recovering from emergencies and disasters, as well as preparing for and supporting special events.
The Department of Homeland Security administers the National Incident Management System (NIMS). Within this system, the Federal Emergency Management Agency coordinates Citizen Corps nationally to help coordinate volunteer activities that make communities safer, stronger, and better prepared to respond to emergency situations, which may include threats of crime, terrorism, and disasters of all kinds. CMCERT is organized under the general umbrella of the Prince William County Citizen Corps Council, and operates under the specific authority of the City of Manassas Fire and Rescue Department/Office of Emergency Management.
When deployed, CMCERT operates under the direction of the City of Manassas Office of Emergency Management (OEM), and performs Emergency Support Functions in accordance with the City of Manassas Emergency Operations Plan. CMCERT is unique among City responders in that it is designed and trained to operate independently for hours to several days should normal emergency response resources be unavailable. CMCERT may be utilized for various assignments, which include neighborhood, City or regional deployment.
Emergency & Safety
We'll work with your schedule.
Manassas Fire & Rescue Department Headquarters9324 West StreetSuite 103Manassas, VA20110
February 15, 2021
Verbal / Written Communication
Safety & Disaster Education
Search & Rescue
First Aid / CPR
Driver's License Needed
Must be at least 18
Orientation or Training
42 hrs basic training. Service min of 24 hrs/yr.
24/7 emergency response for up to 72 hrs or as required.