Get Involved - Volunteer
Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
The Sedgwick County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program provides two tiers of training. The first tier is CERT Basic Training which is a public education program designed to empower community members with no continued volunteer commitment. Our second tier is the Advanced Team which will be/is an organized volunteer team with regular trainings, meetings. The Advanced team of volunteers will be trained to fill specific roles during disaster response and/or recovery. They will also support our First Responders in various ways in between disasters. Both tiers are designed to educate community members in emergency preparedness and basic response techniques enabling them to take a more active role in personal and public safety. Click Here to learn more about our CERT Program.
K-9 Search Team
The all-volunteer K9 Search Team provides certified handlers and search dogs for law enforcement, fire and other agencies in and around Sedgwick County when requested. This service is provided at no cost to the agency or families involved. The team responds to calls for missing or lost persons, disasters and human remains recovery. If you are a certified search dog handler and you're interested in volunteering with our K9 team, you can CLICK HERE to learn more!
Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service (RACES)
The Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service (RACES) is an organization of amateur radio operators who volunteer to provide radio communication for Emergency Management in times of disaster. If you are a licensed HAM radio operator and you're interested in joining RACES, you can CLICK HERE to learn more!
Do you live near an outdoor warning siren? If so, you can help your community by "adopting" it and serving as a siren observer! It's critical for public safety that our outdoor warning system function as we expect it to during times of emergency. Even with all the technology and two-way communication, we still rely on human observation to ensure each outdoor warning siren is functioning properly. Sedgwick County has 152 outdoor warning sirens, and they are tested every Monday at noon barring holidays and inclement weather. We encourage everyone living within eyeshot of a siren to sign up! You will receive a brief video overview of what to look for and how to report any issues. You can sign up here to adopt your local siren.
Medical Reserve Corps (MRC)
The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is managed by the Sedgwick County Health Department. The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is a national network of more than 200,000 volunteers, organized locally to improve the health and safety of their communities. MRC volunteers step up to keep their family, friends and neighbors safe and healthy. You can sign up here for the Medical Reserve Corps.