Volunteers Needed to Keep Hazel Park Safe (City of Hazel Park, Oct. 28, 2017) Hazel Park, MI – The Mobile Communication Support Unit (MCSU) is looking for volunteers to patrol the city, work city events and respond to other emergencies. Open to men and women over 21, If you are interested or would like more…
Over 50 residents have stepped forward to join the team, which is just two more lessons away from the first round of certifications.
On July 21 fourteen of them met at the fire station on Livernois to learn about disaster psychology.
The volunteer team will be able to respond to major disasters, and also to help out the fire department in other ways such as first aid support at events and helping to secure the area around downed power lines.
Fire Chief Kevin Sullivan hopes to get about 30 volunteers to start. An initial organizational meeting will be held on Saturday, Jan. 14 at the Fire Station 1 (1635 Livernois) at 10 am.
The Ferndale Fire Department is working on putting together a CERT Team to help in the event of natural disasters, downed power lines, and other emergency situations. The Citizens Emergency Response Team can also be used in other situations to help with injuries, searches, having a presence at events in case help is needed, and possibly training other residents about safety and emergency preparedness.