Channahon EMA Volunteer Corp

We are looking for some dedicated volunteers to help the community.

The Channahon EMA Volunteer Corp is a new division of the Channahon Emergency Management Agency (EMA) lead by the EMA Director for the Village of Channahon.

Channahon EMA will be engaging individuals in volunteer activities that support first responders, disaster relief groups and community safety organizations. Everyone can do something to support local law enforcement, fire, emergency medical services, community public health efforts and the four stages of emergency management: prevention, mitigation, response and recovery efforts.

Training will be provided to all Volunteers and periodic refresher training will also be offered. Training included:

FEMA IS-100 and IS-700 online courses, Weather Spotter, Traffic Control and other training as required to perform the duties of the Channahon EMA Volunteer Corp.

Volunteers will be provided with a hat, shirt, identification card and other tools to perform the responsibilities of the Corp. position.

Some responsibilities will be:

  • Directing traffic
  • Distributing food in emergencies
  • Assisting during Village events
  • Weather spotting
  • Assisting during emergencies or disasters
  • Working with the Red Cross to provide services to the community
  • Other duties as we see necessary to provide assistance to the community

Requirements for being a Volunteer:

  • Minimum of 18 years of age
  • Reside within the Village of Channahon or Channahon Township
  • Be available to respond to Emergency calls
  • Be able to attend scheduled trainings

Application Process:

  1. Fill out this application (link) and return to jgrimmenga@channahon.org or drop it off at the Village Hall. Include all pages of the application.
  2. After review of your application a background check will be performed.
  3. You will then be contacted of the result of the background check.
  4. The EMA Director John Grimmenga will then contact you when the next meeting/training will take place.

If you have any questions, please contact John Grimmenga at 815-467-6644.