ampoule arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;”>SIMI VALLEY RESIDENTS INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING DURING DISASTERS ARE INVITED TO ATTEND AN INFORMATIONAL MEETING ON NOVEMBER 30TH
The City’s Office of Emergency Services (OES) manages an all-volunteer emergency response team called the “Disaster Service Worker (DSW) Team.” The DSW Team was developed in 2003 to supplement professional responders such as firefighters, police officers and emergency medical services, during major disasters and emergencies. Their primary mission is to assist and help “fill the gaps” when our first responders typically are flooded and overwhelmed with calls for service from the public.
The OES is looking for highly motivated, dedicated, and disciplined men and women from all walks of life that have a strong desire to be affiliated with a municipal volunteer disaster response team. Interested individuals must be 18 years or older, reside in Simi Valley, available to train monthly and agree to be on “stand-by” 24/7 to respond when called upon.
Those interested in learning what the minimum requirements are to become a Volunteer DSW Team member are invited to attend an informational meeting on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 7 P.M. The meeting will be held inside the City’s Emergency Operation Center located at the Police Department, 3901 Alamo Street, Simi Valley. Please R.S.V.P. by sending an email with your name and telephone number to: [email protected]. Topics to be covered at this meeting will be: the history of the program; minimum requirements to join; personal time commitment; training curriculum; out-of-pocket costs; etc.
For more information about the program, visit the DSW webpage at:www.simivalley.org/DSW or contact Theresa Ramirez, Emergency Services Coordinator at (805) 583-6263 or [email protected].