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CERTCommunity Emergency Response Team
Find out how to take part in training for volunteers to help out after disasters strike the city. Norfolk is a participant in the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program. The program trains volunteers to help themselves and others in the immediate aftermath of a disaster, and to provide directed-assistance to public safety and City officials in the aftermath

Medical Reserve CorpMedical Reserve Corps
Read about how to join the Medical Reserve Corps to help during times of need. The Norfolk Health Department is sponsoring a Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) unit and invites health professionals and non-medical support volunteers to come together in supporting public health in the community. The MRC is a is a specialized component of Citizen Corps, a national network of volunteers dedicated to donating their time and expertise to prepare for and respond to emergencies and disasters.

Read about how to become a trained volunteer severe weather spotter. Skywarn™ is the National Weather Service (NWS) program of trained volunteer severe weather spotters. Skywarn™ Spotters support their local community and government by providing the NWS and their local emergency managers with timely and accurate severe weather reports. These reports, when integrated with modern NWS technology, are used to inform communities of the proper actions to take as severe weather threatens.