Following the tragic events that occurred on September 11, 2001, state and local government officials have increased opportunities for citizens to become an integral part of protecting the homeland and supporting the local first responders.
Citizen Corps programs build on the successful efforts that are in place in many communities around the country to prevent crime and respond to emergencies.
"We want to be a Nation that serves goals larger than self. We have been offered a unique opportunity, and we must not let this moment pass."
- President George W. Bush State of the Union, January 29, 2002
Citizen Corps, which is a key part of USA Freedom Corp, was created to help coordinate volunteer activities that make communities stronger and safer. It is coordinated nationally by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, which is located in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
Proclamation by the Hon. Darrell E. Issa
FOR ITS SERVICE TO THE CITIZENS OF THE CITY OF TEMECULA
HON. DARRELL E. ISSA
THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Wednesday, January 21, 2004
Mr. ISSA: Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize and praise the people of the City of Temecula, who are doing their duty, as citizens, public servants, and elected officials, to make our homes and communities more secure. They have accomplished this through the Temecula Citizen Corps—an innovative new program that was inspired by President George Bush’s 2002 State of the Union address. Two years ago, President Bush asked communities to take greater responsibility for their own emergency preparedness. The City of Temecula took this charge to heart and began building what has become a model program for local level homeland security concerns. The Temecula Citizen Corps program coordinates the efforts of private citizens, neighborhood leaders, public safety agencies, and city officials, to enhance emergency and disaster preparedness. It has trained representatives from each neighborhood in the city on emergency notification methods, damage assessment, and special needs of community residents. It has also trained citizens in first aid, crime prevention, and neighborhood safety. The program is designed to meet one of the critical homeland security needs: citizen self-sufficiency and self-reliance. In the immediate 72 hours following a disaster, emergency management agencies are often overwhelmed and unable to deal with all the needs of the affected communities. This program trains private citizens to provide basic emergency care for their own neighborhoods in the critical time immediately following a disaster. The Temecula Citizen Corps has achieved such impressive results that the Department of Homeland Security considers it a standard setter for local communities. It has also won widespread praise throughout the Southern California region for its efficiency and quality of training and is inspiring many other cities and communities to follow its example. Last week, the men and women of Temecula were recognized publicly by the Secretary of Homeland Security, Tom Ridge, for the excellent program they have developed. I am extremely proud of the City of Temecula for the dedication and effort they have invested in the Temecula Citizen Corps program. I am pleased to have had this opportunity to recognize them today and I encourage my colleagues to review their program as an example of what is possible when communities decide to take responsibility for their security needs.
The city of Temecula has grown a great deal since 2004, and it is very proud of the progress and growth that the Temecula Citizen Corps has made during the last 20 years. Temecula Citizen Corps is a valued and important part of
the city's Emergency Management Plans.
Mikel Alford, Temecula Emergency Manager December 2023
"Together We Keep Temecula SAFE"
City Management Representatives
- Fire Department – Cal-Fire Battalion 15, Division Chief John Crater
- TCC Program Manager – (Interim) Mikel Alford
- Temecula Office of Emergency Management – Mikel Alford
Temecula Citizen Corps Advisory Board
- Chair – (Interim) Mikel Alford
- Temecula Office of Emergency Management – Mikel Alford
- Deputy TCC Manager – Craig Turner
- California Office of Emergency Services (OES) – Jose Ortega
- Chamber of Commerce – Brooke Nunn
- Riverside County Sheriff's Department – CSO Enrique Nunez
- Local Business: Abbott Vascular – Kelan Copeland
- Local Public Utility: Rancho California Water District – Vacant
- Pechanga Emergency Management – Edward Chacon
- Promenade Mall Temecula – Jeff Kurtz
- Red Cross – Ken Rieger
- Temecula Valley Hospital – Kyle Houraney
- Temecula Valley Unified School District – Jason Vickery
Temecula Citizen Corps (Volunteer) Leadership Committee
- TCC Manager – Domonic Marinello
- Deputy TCC Manger – Craig Turner
- Administrative Chief – Jeff Irwin
- Logistics Chief – Toby Bailey
- Training Chief – David Bever
- Volunteer Supervisor – Alan McRoberts
- Social Outreach Officer – Angela Little
- Neighborhood Watch Supervisor – Bruce Brunn
- Chief Radio Supervisor – Mark Utley
Other Volunteer Positions
- Assistant Chief Radio Operator – Fred Bartz
- Technical Radio Supervisor – Vacant
- CERT Course Supervisor – Vacant
TCC BUSINESS MEETING
TCC holds a monthly Business Meeting on the first Tuesday of every month at 7:00 PM at the Public Works Field Operations Center (FOC), second floor, at 43230 Business Park Dr. This meeting is open to the public, not just to TCC members. The meeting is for members to discuss upcoming training, events and issues of importance to the TCC membership. The agenda for the upcoming meeting and the minutes for the previous meeting are available on this website page.
Public Works Field Operations Center (FOC) 43230 Business Park Drive
Business Meeting History
| MAY Agenda
|AUGUST Agenda Minutes
|DECEMBER No Meeting