Preparedness and Safety

Preparedness and Safety

Cities need trained citizens that are prepared to respond in emergency situations and before, during, and after natural disasters. Preparation is the key to minimizing damage, repairing infrastructure, and saving lives. Through partnerships with medical professionals, emergency responders, and volunteer organizations active in disaster recovery, Cities of Service helps cities recruit volunteers to teach other residents how to prepare for natural disasters and respond in emergencies. 

Develop a Citywide Service Plan

The Cities of Service Playbook can guide cities of any size and makeup, i.e. whether mayor-council, council-manager. It guides city leaders in the development of a citywide service plan – an essential, living document that establishes goals and means, evolves over time with city priorities, and is key to successful implementation of impact volunteering initiatives. This Playbook provides examples and planning tools to help cities assess needs and arrive at their own unique plans. Many cities use the Playbook as a step-by-step guide while others reference specific sections and/or resources.

Cities Working on Preparedness and Safety

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