Director: Spencer Hawkins
700 Poplar Street
Macon, Georgia 31201
P: (478) 832-6300
Spencer Hawkins, CEM, GA-CEM
Robert D. McCord, GA-CEM
President, EMA Volunteer Group
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Preparedness University is a sponsored division of EMA. We target students of the Macon-Bibb County area between ages 8-18. Our ultimate mission and goal is to empower the youth of Middle Georgia to prepare for and respond to emergencies including natural and man-made. We care about the safety of our youth and strive to equip them with the knowledge and skills that will prepare them in an emergency. Throughout this program and in the future, we hope to increase the level of basic preparedness across the nation. Programs offered: * Family Disaster Planning * CPR and First Aid Training * Fire and Fire Extinguisher Safety * Tour of a local Fire House * Hurricane and Tornado Safety * Flood Safety * Food and Water in an Emergency * Terrorism Attacks * Tour of a local Police Station * Earthquake Safety
Take the Pledge
I pledge to learn the Emergency Risks and appropriate Emergency Responses for our Community
I pledge to create a Disaster “Safety” Kit with my Family
I pledge to create an Emergency Action Plan with my Family
I pledge to Volunteer and attend preparedness training with my Family and Community
I pledge to share my new preparedness experiences with my classmates, friends, and neighbors
The Federal Emergency Management Agency, using the model created by the Los Angeles City Fire Department, began promoting nationwide use of the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) concept in 1994. Since then, CERTs have been established in hundreds of communities. CERT training promotes a partnering effort between emergency services and the people that they serve. The goal is for emergency personnel to train members of neighborhoods, community organizations, or workplaces in basic response skills. CERT members are then integrated into the emergency response capability for their area. If a disastrous event overwhelms or delays the community’s professional response, CERT members can assist others by applying the basic response and organizational skills that they learned during training. These skills can help save and sustain lives following a disaster until help arrives. CERT skills also apply to daily emergencies.
CERT Trainging will teach participants to:
CERT training is designed to cover the following:
Sessions require about 20 hours to complete.
Contact us at:
Macon-Bibb Emegency Management Agency
P.O. Box 247
700 Popular Street
Macon, GA 31202
Phone: (478) 832-6300
CERT members maintain and refine their skills by participating in exercises and activities. They can attend supplemental training opportunities offered by the sponsoring agency and others that further their skills base. Finally, CERT members can volunteer for projects that improve community emergency preparedness.
The prionciples of Macon-Bibb County Amateur
We carry out or assist in life saving, protection of property and the environment in the event of a natural disaster or emergency situation. Assist law enforcement during civic events. Emergency Management Agency Volunteers are state certified rescue specialists and are trained and certified in First Aid, CPR, Traffic Management, Crime Scene and Perimeter Security, Crowd Control, Radio Communications, Weather Spotting, Surveillance, Vehicle/Special Equipment operation and Hazardous Material Awareness and Monitoring. EMA Volunteers may be called on for assistance by State Agencies, Federal Emergency Management Agencies, municipal authorities statewide, Law Enforcement and Fire Departments. EMA Volunteers may be deployed anywhere in our nation for an indefinite amount of time. (Strictly voluntary).
So What Do We Do?
We assist local law enforcement with traffic control during the Cherry Blossom Festival, Christmas and MLK Parades. We also assist with traffic control dur-ing several road races like the Labor Day Road Race. We provide first aid during the Georgia State Fair and assist the Georgia State Highway Patrol with traffic during the Georgia National Fair in Perry. We also assist law enforcement in missing persons, weapon and evidence collection searches. Block roads and divert traffic for downed power lines/trees and provide traffic control for accidents/fires/broken water or gas lines. We participate in safety checkpoints and disaster deployments.
How Can I become a Member of the EMA Volunteer Group?
First fill out an application and have it notarized, take it to Bibb County Sheriff’s Office to complete a background check. Once completed, mail it to the address provided. Once the application is received, we will invite you to a meeting (3rd Tuesday of the month, 7:30 PM). You will be placed into a training status for 6 months and assigned a sponsor. During that time you will need to complete a basic first aid and CPR course a Rescue Specialist Course and four online National Incident Management System (NIMS) courses (100, 200, 700 and 800). You may participate in any event that we are called to do so you can gain as much experience as possible. At the end of the 6 month period you will be presented before the general membership and voted on for full membership.
We have two uniforms, a dress uniform that we wear during parades, funerals and special events. We also have a work uniform which consists of a black or tan shirt and black or tan (511 type pants) and black boots. The Volunteer group will allocate $100 towards the purchase of the dress uniform (after you are voted in as a full member).