Uncle Don Wants You.
OK, that’s not as catchy as “Uncle Sam Wants You,” but it would be good to have a slogan to go along with the Kane County Office of Emergency Management’s efforts to gain volunteers. OEM Director Don Bryant is extending the invitation this week, which is also happens to be the first week of National Preparedness Month.
“Emergencies and disasters don’t happen every day,” Bryant said. “But it is through the efforts of our dedicated volunteers that Kane County and its residents are better prepared.”
Each volunteer member brings unique skills, capabilities and talents when they join the OEM. For a volunteer to be an integral part of the organization, he or she must be willing to share those talents and actively participate in the details, training and calls for assistance.
Volunteers fill a variety of rolls within the OEM organization. To qualify you must:
- Be a minimum of 18 years of age.
- Live in Kane County or within 5 miles of Kane County.
- Be willing to learn.
- Be willing to work at public event details in support of local community activities.
- Be available to respond to emergency call-outs, when needed.
SOURCE: Kane County Office of Emergency Management press release