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Anaheim Volunteers Gain National Recognition

A collection of six Anaheim volunteer groups that focus on community safety and emergency preparedness was named a finalist today for a national award that honors resiliency, officials said.

The “Anaheim Citizen Corps Council” is among the top contenders for the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s 2010 National Citizens Corps Achievement Award.

The prize will be given in September during National Preparedness Month.

The groups that comprise the council are: Community Emergency Response Team, Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Services, Fire Corps, Volunteers in Police Services, Neighborhood Watch and City’s Community Service Department.

“We often say that the our residents and business partners play a critical role in our success fighting crime and keeping Anaheim safe,” said Sgt. Rick Martinez. “Receiving national recognition validates our efforts and hopefully encourages other communities to follow our lead.”

To read the city’s press release, click here.

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