The Sarpy County Emergency Management Agency (SCEMA) utilizes volunteers before, during, and after emergencies and disasters. Volunteers must be at least 19 years old and meet all training and licensure requirements (there are no training and licensure requirements for siren monitors). Perspective volunteers working toward the completion of training and licensure requirements are invited to participate in meetings and other activities. Currently, SCEMA is seeking additional volunteers for the following positions.
As a siren monitor you will help promote a safer community by monitoring an assigned outdoor warning siren during routine tests. Siren tests are conducted on the first Saturday of the month at 10:00 a.m. from March through October. The time you will have to commit to complete this essential task will be minimal (likely less than thirty minutes per test). As a siren monitor we expect consistent participation in routine tests but understand that other personal activities may take precedence from time to time. For more information please use the following link to access and review the siren assessment guide. Please contact Jesse Eret at email@example.com if you are interested in volunteering as a siren monitor.
Volunteer Emergency Communications Team Member
As a member of the SCEMA Volunteer Emergency Communications Team (VECT), you will provide emergency communications support to the Sarpy County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and affiliated agencies and organizations. The team also serves as the certified storm spotter group for the county. Activities (meetings, trainings, exercises, and/or events) are typically held on a monthly basis (at a minimum). For more information please use the following link to access and review the volunteer handbook. Please contact Jesse Eret at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in becoming a member of the VECT.
Additional volunteer opportunities are available through Tri-County Citizen Corps (click to access).