Special eBrief

This Citizen Corps News Digest is provided by FEMA's Individual & Community Preparedness Division to highlight community preparedness and resilience resources and activities recently announced by federal agencies and Citizen Corps partners.

New FEMA Citizen Responder Site and UHA Material

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New FEMA Citizen Responder Registration Site

Check out the new way for Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) programs and Citizen Corps Councils to register and manage their programs!

Log on now to the new Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Citizen Responder Registration site. If you were registered on the old website, you can use your same login email to create a new password .

While it may look different, the new site keeps many of the same features of the old site. The new design makes registering and updating programs even easier. In fact, you can start the process to register your program in just one click after logging in.

Visit the site today to to view the new design. For questions on the site, contact us at FEMA-


Until Help Arrives Adds Resources

Encourage your community to take the  You Are the Help Until Help Arrives  (Until Help Arrives) training. There are new tools to help you host an Until Help Arrives training in your area including a new customizable poster, an updated instructor guide, and a fact sheet. You can find these new and updated resources in the same place that you can download instructor materials .

Since the launch, more than 100,000 people have completed the training. FEMA reports that 98 percent of those trained said they are more likely to help because of what they learned. Providing help requires no special skills but it can mean the difference between life and death.

We have also updated the Until Help Arrives webpage to bring the five steps to that may save a life to the forefront. Remember:

  • Call 9-1-1 and provide your specific location.
  • Stay safe. Protect the injured from harm. Move them away from any danger.
  • Stop the bleeding with firm, direct pressure, or a tourniquet.
  • Position the injured. Let someone who is conscious position themselves. Put an unconscious person into the recovery position.
  • Provide comfort to the injured. Keep them warm and offer encouragement.

Visit to download the new materials today!  


Make Sure Your Campus is Ready

Buildings on college campuses change. We can all learn from past incidents. With the new school year beginning, institutions should review their emergency plans. Ready Campus can help school safety officials do just that with guides, tips, and mobile apps to help colleges and universities prepare.

Some of the resources on the Ready Campus page include:

Visit the Ready Campus page to keep your institution prepared.


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