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Discuss three ideas for community preparedness training in an effort to increase the effectiveness of "spontaneous volunteers".

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There are several solutions for the involvement of "spontaneous volunteers." First, there are insufficient public awareness of the needs and opportunities for unaffiliated volunteers. The lack of public awareness prevents the emergency response system from involving citizens in reducing the impact of disasters. Volunteers have an important role in strengthening the capacity of local communities to resist the effects of disaster. There has to be information that exist to facilitate increased citizen involvement in disaster mitigation.

Organization such as FEMA, the National Emergency Management Association (NEMA), and National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster ( NVOAD) should promote disaster mitigation efforts and develop plans to educate the media, government, elected officials, private sector, and the ...

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There are several solutions for the involvement of "spontaneous volunteers." This solution provides a discussion on this topic.