The emergency services community runs on volunteers. There are many types of groups that one can volunteer at.
American Red Cross
The American Red Cross provides assistance following single-family dwelling fires, floods, wide-spread power outages and other disasters. They need more volunteers to ensure they can provide timely assistance. Join them and make a difference in the community! Click HERE to volunteer. In Warren, Washington and Saratoga counties, Red Cross Disaster Program Manager Josh Moskowitz is available to answer questions or concerns regarding volunteering and to provide assistance if you have any difficulties with the application process. They look forward to working with you to protect and support the community.
Emergency Medical Service
Contact your local EMS squad.
Contact your local fire department.
Need to speak English and another language fluently including slang.
Lower Adirondack Search and Rescue (LASAR) is a wilderness search and rescue team located in the Adirondack Region of New York State. Membership in LASAR is open to anyone above the age of 18. You should be interested in the out of doors and willing to get dirty, bruised, and cut while wandering through the bogs, streams, and berry bushes we see on most searches. We provide monthly training in map and compass, GPS, First Aid, CPR, survival skills and so much more. If you join our team, you will also be asked to complete a Basic Search and Rescue course offered by the New York State Forest Rangers and to take three FEMA courses on-line; all of these are free.
RACES - Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Services
The effects of severe weather are felt every year by many Americans. To obtain critical weather information, NOAA's National Weather Service (NWS), part of the U.S. Department of Commerce, established SKYWARN with partner organizations. SKYWARN is a volunteer program with nearly 290,000 trained severe weather spotters. These volunteers help keep their local communities safe by providing timely and accurate reports of severe weather to the National Weather Service.
Warren/Washington County Mental Health Disaster
The Office of Community Services for Warren and Washington Counties is keenly aware of the emotional impact that disaster and trauma can have on individuals. We are actively working with the County Health Departments and Emergency Management officials in both Warren and Washington Counties to develop the capacity for an organized mental health response using specially trained medical personnel, in event of certain types of declared disaster.
Lay persons and nurses.