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Volunteers Make The Difference: Join the Cook County Emergency Management Teams

Mar 15, 2019 02:22PM ● By Editor

Watch how you can volunteer to make a difference in Cook County.

Media Release from Cook County Emergency Management - Posted:  March 15, 2019


Cook County is always in need of dedicated volunteers for public safety - volunteer fire departments, EMR/EMT units, Search and Rescue, scene safety STOP Teams, even ambulance drivers and many more opportunities to serve the community. 

“There are many different roles that can make a huge difference,” said Valerie Marasco, Director – Emergency Management & Public Information. “It doesn’t take as much time as people would think, offers great opportunities to learn new skills, build camaraderie and be part of something bigger. Although many of our young people aren’t necessarily thinking about this now, but being an active member even offers retirement benefits.”

Learn all the benefits of helping others, working with state-of-the-art equipment in combating structure and wildfires, search and rescue missions, and other life-saving roles. Contact your local volunteer fire department, Search & Rescue or the Emergency Management Office today at 218-387-3059 to get involved.