The Cowley County Emergency Auxiliary is an organization that consists of trained, dependable volunteers who assist in protecting and preserving the life, limb and property of the citizens of Cowley County, Kansas, during times of natural and man-made disasters.
Are you the type of person who watches the news each day waiting for the forecast to see when the next big storm will arrive? Does the report of a rotating wall cloud send you to the front porch instead of the basement? Or, do you like to be a part of something that helps our local citizens during severe weather, emergencies or disasters?
If so, this is the agency for you.
The CCEA has a new look this year. Our volunteers have the opportunity to serve their community in by performing a variety of duties:
Trained spotters deployed into the field to provide accurate and timely ground truth information. This information is relayed to the NWS so that appropriate warnings can be issued to assist citizens in making decisions to prevent injuries or deaths.
Work in the active EOC during severe weather or other emergencies or disasters. These volunteers can provide assistance with dispatching, logging, mapping, radar interpretation, and public information.
Provide support to agencies or groups within the community during emergency or non-emergency events. Emergency events could include manning a barricade, providing traffic control, or supporting emergency shelter operations. Non-emergency events could include assisting with a parade or other public-oriented safety event.
Provide assistance to Emergency Management or other public safety entities by supporting or augmenting regular communications systems, or by establishing and maintaining backup systems in case of a primary system failure. Non-emergency activities may include communications planning or maintenance of communications equipment.
All CCEA volunteers will meet basic training requirements after joining. The trainees will then choose at least one specialized section to pursue. Training in each section will be provided to the interested volunteers.
Check out the following documents for more in-depth information:
If you are interested in joining the Emergency Auxiliary, you can download an application by clicking here.
Please fill out the application completely and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org or deliver it to our office in the basement of the Cowley County South Annex at 321 E. 10th Ave in Winfield.