Get Involved - Volunteer


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, more than 50 percent cloud cover, and inclement weather. We encourage everyone living within eye-shot of a siren to sign up! You will receive a brief video overview of what to look for and how to report any issues. All siren observers will receive an official adoption certificate signed by the Director of Emergency Management. You can sign up here to adopt your siren.

Medical Reserve Corps (MRC)

The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) volunteers locally organize and utilize medical professionals and others to promote healthy living throughout the year and prepare for and respond to large scale disasters and public health emergencies. If you possess a medical qualification and would like to serve on our Medical Reserve Corps, please visit our volunteer management website to apply.

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, please visit our volunteer management website to apply.

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) provides training in emergency preparedness and basic response techniques enabling citizens to take a more active role in personal and public safety.  PLEASE NOTE: At this time, Sedgwick County CERT is inactive, but we are working to reactivate it soon.

K9 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, please visit our volunteer management website to apply.