Monitor severe weather during weather watches and warnings at the Aurora Weather Center located at the Emergency Operations Center. Receive reports from Field Weather Spotters and relay information to the National Weather Service.
communications within the Emergency Operations Center Communications
room. Help monitor and facilitate communications between the City of
Aurora and other emergency agencies.
3. Emergency Preparedness Education
Provide emergency preparedness educations for community groups and
business. The Emergency Volunteer Services (EVS) members who are
Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) instructors teach and certify
those who attend the class.
4. Neighborhood Patrol
Emergency Volunteer Services become an extra set of eyes and ears for
the Aurora Police Department. Patrols occur on Friday and Saturday
nights when members are available. They report to the police unusual
activity, graffiti, unsecured buildings.
5. Traffic Control
Assist the Aurora Police Department on accident scenes and special
events with traffic control. Emergency Volunteer Services are a proven
additional asset which frees up the police department to focus on more
serious demands for service. In addition, EVS members will monitor a
wires down situation for the fire department or Police department to
free up those resources.
6. Emergency Scene Lighting
The Aurora Emergency Management Agency has several vehicles that are
designed for emergency lighting and traffic control. EVS members respond
with the appropriate vehicle and provide additional scene lighting for
emergency incidents and city events.
7. Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Support
Help provide necessary support services during emergency operations.
These duties may include answering phones, being a runner between
offices or departments, and supporting the logistical needs of the EOC
during emergency operations.