Emergency Management works with various volunteer groups on a number of disaster management issues. Any citizen, business, or civic group can become a volunteer. Call the office phone number 713 - 475 - 5588 for more information.
Individuals or groups may assist Department staff with various routine functions such as exhibits or programs or, during emergencies by staffing the Emergency Operations Center. Volunteer times are flexible and can be coordinated for many projects.
Requirements: 18 years or older (unless formal youth group); some activities will require passing a background check and signing waiver/ release.
- Southeast Regional Local Emergency Planning Committee (SERLEPC)
General Meetings:Third Monday of January, March, May, July, September, and November.
Time: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM (Lunch served)
Location: Pasadena Convention Center, 7902 Fairmont Parkway
PH: 713-473-7646 Joanne Carpenter, Secretary
The Southeast Regional LEPC is an all-volunteer, 501 (c) 3 group that assists Emergency Management with chemical emergency planning and public education. The SERLEPC operates several subcommittees which develop public education, review chemical compliance, plan and implement spill exercises, review community hazards, and provide information through special events like the Strawberry Festival. General meetings provide a forum for discussing recent chemical spills, planning subcommittee activities, presenting guest speakers, and providing information on any other related chemical issues.
Requirements: over 18 years old - open to any individual or business. Donations solicited from business and industry; no fee to individual.
- Pasadena Emergency Communications Group (PECG)
Net: Tuesday Nights (weekly) @ 145.290 MHz (103.5 PL Tone) at 7:00 PM
Business Meetings: Quarterly – announced to PECG members
Doug Cline N5DCC, RACES Officer
The Pasadena Emergency Communications Group (PECG) assists Emergency Management with radio communications during emergencies, maintenance of the City-owned HAM station and repeaters, and special events communications or exhibits. PECG also works with area HAM clubs, the Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service (RACES), the Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES), and the Amateur Radio Relay League (ARRL).
Requirements: Any age, operator or non-operator, may attend business meeting and participate in non-radio activities. Radio operations require valid amateur radio operator license. All volunteers required to apply through Volunteer Pasadena (713-475-7259), pass background check, and be fingerprinted.