Cobb County Government

 

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Cobb Storm Debris Removal Policy: Cobb County crews cannot remove tree or landscaping debris that occurred on private property. The removal of this debris is the responsibility of the property owner.

Cobb County DOT crews are still working to clear roadways and right of way of debris mostly caused by falling trees during the recent snow storm. Crews will only clear the debris affecting county roads or property. Property owners are asked to call their private disposal company or tree service to have debris removed if necessary.

Be Prepared for Winter Weather

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Volunteer Support Teams

You must have completed the 21 hours of CERT Initial Training in order to participate in these volunteer components.

As previously announced, Cobb County EMA has determined the new directions for volunteers who have completed their CERT Initial Training.

Outside of the Volunteer Organizations Active in Disasters (VOAD) members such as Red Cross, Salvation Army, UMCOR and many others, four functional volunteer teams have been created under Cobb EMA to include:

Damage Assessment Team
Contact: Sean Loughlin

Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Support Team
Contact: Ryan Solis

Search and Rescue Team
Contact: Bernard King

Volunteer Reception Center Team
Contact: Bernard King

 

 

On-Site Training Requirements

Damage Assessment Team
Introduction to Preliminary Damage Assessment

EOC Support Team
Introduction to EOC Support (EOC Support I)

Volunteer Reception Team
To be determined at a later date

Search and Rescue Team
Search and Rescue Overview

 

 

Independent Study Online Classes Requirements (for all support teams)

These classes may also be offered as interactive in-class trainings throughout the course of the year. You are responsible for keeping track of your certificates of completion for each class and may choose to take all classes online at your leisure, or attend the upcoming interactive trainings. These certificates will be requested during the application process as proof of volunteer eligibility.

  • IS-100 Introduction to the Incident Command System (ICS)
  • IS-200 ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents
  • IS-315 CERT Supplemental Training: The Incident Command System
  • IS-317 Introduction to Community Emergency Response Teams
  • IS-700 An Introduction to the National Incident Management System (NIMS)
  • IS-800 An Introduction to the National Response Framework

 

For additional information, please contact Bernard King. We look forward to working with many of you in the future!