"Behind the scenes," volunteers work closely with the St. Charles County Division of Emergency Management and other agencies. These volunteers from all backgrounds and walks of life donate skills and experience for the benefit of the residents of St. Charles County.
Examples of volunteer activities include:
Providing emergency communications
Assisting with damage assessments
Reporting weather conditions during severe weather
Working in the Emergency Operations Center
Operating the division's boats
Designing and building radio repeater systems
Teaching disaster preparedness in classes and at public safety fairs
Deploying to assist with disasters, both here at home (1993 flood) and away (Katrina)
Volunteers and citizens alike can play an active part in training and community activities like "weather spotting" or the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) disaster drill with emergency responders and aid organizations.