Volunteer Agencies

Programs such as (SKYWARN) Severe Weather Spotter program, Amateur Radio Emergency Services (ARES), Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), and the Sheriff Posse are successful because of many volunteers who with the willingness of their family and employers are able to leave at a moments notice to serve our community when needed. Our staff and volunteers are well prepared to respond to disasters because of the pride and enthusiasm they show in ongoing training for disaster response. In addition to responding to disasters, our staff and volunteers provide public education opportunities in disaster preparedness, response and recovery.

Please call Rice County Emergency Management at 507-332-6119 if you have any questions or email Jennifer Hauer-Schmitz, Emergency Management Director at jhauer@co.rice.mn.us for more information about volunteer opportunities in Emergency Management for Rice County.