The Cape Cod Citizen Corps Council is comprised of representatives of various Citizen Corps component and affiliate programs in Barnstable County. The Cape Cod Citizen Corps Council is working to promote citizen involvement in various programs and develop a peer-to-peer network of program coordinators. The Barnstable County Sheriff's Office through the Office of Intergovernmental Relations / Citizen Corps organizes regional training opportunities, shares best practices, and provides technical assistance to program managers.

The following 5 programs are Citizen Corps components:


Volunteers in Police Service

Fire Corps



Medical Reserve Corps


NEW! 2010 Citizen Corps Volunteer Resource Reference Booklet (download here)



Disaster! BE READY school take-home assignment. (click here to download document as .PDF)

This document was developed by the Cape Cod Citizen Corps Council as a resource for school personnel to engage youth and their families in personal preparedness.


For more info on Citizen Corps programs, Click here to email Roy Lyons.


ICE - In Case of Emergency



Emergency Preparedness Web Site Training References


Emergency Management Institute – FEMA Independent Study Program:

Local Public Health Training – LPH Institute of Massachusetts:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – HHS - Training and Continuing Education Online:

Mass Association of Health Boards – Flu pandemic online training, etc.