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Volunteer Responders & Training

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Making Our Community Safer & Stronger   

When a natural or man-made disaster strikes, official emergency responders may not be able to reach everyone in need immediately. Residents involved in volunteer groups can provide the first line of assistance. With proper training, civilian volunteers expand the resources available to a local community.

Cupertino Citizen Corps is a network of volunteer groups that is essential to the City’s preparedness and resilience strategy. Harnessing the power of individuals makes our community safer, stronger and better prepared to respond to the threats of natural disasters, public health issues, crime, terrorism and crises of all kinds.

Join Citizen Corps  

Make a difference in our community by volunteering to support local emergency responders, provide disaster relief and promote community safety. Be ready to respond to a disaster as part of Cupertino’s Citizen Corps team by joining the Cupertino Amateur Radio Emergency Service, Cupertino Emergency Response Team or the Medical Reserve Corps. Go to the links below for info or go to the Volunteer Portal.

Other ways to help include joining or starting a neighborhood team or adopting an ARK.

Get Trained

Know what to do to help in a disaster. Get trained in first aid and emergency skills. See the calendar of training opportunities and events offered by the City of Cupertino and the Santa Clara County Fire Department, as well as community organizations.