Citizen Corps of Delaware County

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Mission Statement

The Citizen Corps of Delaware County (CCDC) mission is to provide education, training, and volunteer opportunities to engage all citizens in making our community safer, stronger, and better prepared for emergencies and disasters of all types, including threats of terrorism, crime, public health emergencies, natural, man-made, and technological disasters by improving preparedness, mitigation, response, and recovery efforts.


Individual Volunteer Opportunities

Delaware County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

Delaware County Medical Reserve Corps (MRC)

Delaware County Critical Incident Stress Management Team (CISM)


Affiliated Volunteer Groups

Delaware County Animal Response Team (DelCART)

Delaware County Disaster Crisis Outreach & Referral Team (DCORT)

Delaware County Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES)

American Red Cross, Delaware County Disaster Action Team (DAT)

Salvation Army (SA)

Law Enforcement Chaplain’s of Delaware County (LECDC)

Delaware County Security Reserve Unit (SRU)

Southeastern PA Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters (SEPA VOAD)

Rotary Clubs, Lions Clubs, Boy & Girls Scouts, Public & Private Schools, Community groups, Faith based groups

Health and Human Services Agencies as affiliated through the Delaware County Area Resource Network (DARN)


Major Functions

Mass Care & Emergency Assistance: Reception Centers, Shelters, Feeding, Distribution, Access & Functional Needs, Household Pets, Mass Evacuation Support, Reunification

Public Health: Medical shelter support and Medical Countermeasures: Flu clinics, Volunteer Resource Centers, (VRC), Point of Dispensing (POD), Command & Control (MOC), Strike Team, Just in time training

Disaster Recovery: Call centers, Disaster Recovery Centers, Long Term Recovery Committees, Fiduciary Agency’s, Non-government organizations, VOAD agencies.

Public Education: Personal & Family Emergency Preparedness Training, Continuity of Operations Training, Active Shooter Response Training, Volunteer Recruitment, Web-site: www.delcocitizencorps.com, Social Media: Delco Citizen Corps Facebook page



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About Delaware County

Delaware County, presently consisting of over 184 square miles divided into forty-nine municipalities is the oldest settled section of Pennsylvania.


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