Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Support the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation with 31 Cent Ice Cream

Before you head to the Citizen Corps Council meeting tonight, head over to Baskin-Robbins.

TODAY (Wed. April 30) from 5-10pm for "31 Cent Scoop Night at Baskin-Robbins®and help us honor America’s firefighters. Participating stores will reduce prices of small ice cream scoops to 31 cents.* At some locations, you may also have an opportunity to make a donation to your local fire charities.

The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation remembers America’sfallen heroes and assists their families. The organization provides firefighters with training to prevent deaths in the line of duty and offers the public information to prevent fires in our communities.

A donation of $100,000 will be made by Baskin-Robbins® to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. At select local stores throughout the country, you may also have a chance to donate to your local fire station.

Baskin-Robbins is proud to support this worthy cause. We encourage you to learn more about the foundation by visiting "

For additional information and locations, visit

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Do You Wonder Why We Train?

For those people who have ever considered any of the training offered by our Citizen Corps programs or affiliates and hesitated to take a class, you never know when you may need those skills.

The following is not a drill and happened not that far away from Northern Virginia. You never know what can happen in your own backyard.

(Source: MSNBC)

For additional information, pictures and video on this story, visit:

If you are interested in volunteering or getting training, please visit:

Our thoughts are with the teams who are responding to this incident and those that were impacted.

Monday, April 28, 2008

Emergency Preparedness Fair

Members of the Fairfax County Citizen Corps, CERT, MRC, and OEM, participated in LDS Emergency Preparedness Fair, on Saturday May 26, 2008, 7am - 1:30pm, where crowds were estimated to probably approach upwards of 1,000 people.

Thank you to Terry, Kevin, Jack, Ellen and Adeel (not pictured) for sharing our message with the community.

Additional information about the event can be found on the Fairfax County CERT blog:

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

And the Nominees from Citizen Corps Council Programs

In addition to the record number of Fairfax County Volunteer Service Award Benchmark Award Winners, the Citizen Corps Council would also like to acknowledge the following Community Leadership Nominees:

Community Leadership

William Ridgeway - Fairfax County Auxiliary Police
Michael Shochet - Police Chaplains Unit
Donna Spiewak - Fairfax County Police Department

For any nominees that may have been left off the above list or to see the complete list of all nominees, please visit:

Sunday, April 20, 2008

2008 Fairfax County Volunteer Service Awards

110 Volunteers from the Fairfax County Citizen Corps Council
and Member Organizations (including CERT, VIPS, APOs)
are Fairfax County Volunteer Benchmark Awards Winners

They will be recognized at a breakfast at the McLean Hilton
as part of National Volunteers Week, as presented by Volunteer Fairfax.

And thank you to all of our volunteers!