Southfield Emergency Management Division seeks new volunteers

March 25, 2019

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The city of Southfield is seeking volunteers for the Emergency Management Division. Emergency Management volunteers serve the community by providing traffic control for special events, assisting the Southfield Police and Fire departments when requested for emergencies and other projects as needed.

“Volunteering with the Emergency Management Division is a great way to give back to the community,” commented Director of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness Division Justin Beck. “Many of our volunteers are retirees in addition to a wide variety of people of all ages and backgrounds. It’s a great way to learn something new while getting connected to other likeminded individuals.”

To qualify, volunteers must be 18 years or older, be physically able to perform the essential functions of the position and submit to a background and driving record check. City of Southfield residency is not required.

The City of Southfield is one of only 20 communities in the State of Michigan that provides residents with a dedicated Emergency Management program. Southfield’s Emergency Management Division is comprised of a standing cadre of volunteers that serve the community at civic events with traffic and crowd control; assist at natural and man-made disasters; and assist in disaster preparation, education and training.

To apply or obtain further information, call Frank Coutts, Emergency Management CERT Coordinator, at (248) 796-5991.