United States Civil Defense Association
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The United States Civil Defense Association
(USCDA) is a private organization and not a government entity and
it exists to provide humanitarian aid, emergency preparedness and disaster response and relief
on behalf of the duly elected constitutional county sheriff's across America. The
USCDA provides emergency services, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief where needed in the sheriff's
area of jurisdiction where those citizens are in need. These services
may include search and rescue, safety, force multiplier and improved force protection, and
all aspects of security. During manmade or natural disasters. USCDA
will respond to requests from any Constitutional sheriff around the
In time of disasters the
county sheriff is ultimately in charge of over all emergency operations
and bears all responsibility as the highest ranking elected law
enforcement officer in the county. During those situations deputies can
become overwhelmed and the sheriff may need additional trained and
experienced man power that operate under the command of the sheriff.
Crimes, misdemeanors, disasters, public safety, community events, and
keeping the peace have been the traditional role of the Sheriff. A new
threat/wave of manmade disasters, crime and danger is assaulting the
citizen under the protection of the Sheriff as well as the very office
of the Sheriff itself. Authorities in some jurisdictions are advocating
abolishing the Office of sheriff altogether. All county sheriffs should
consider adding us to their emergency resource directory so in times of
emergencies they can call on the USCDA..
We have strategically aligned ourselves with experts and
academia from around the world. Combined, we have along-standing
tradition of excellence in the fields of disaster response, humanitarian
aid, and international medicine. counter-terrorism, physical and
technical security, expeditionary logistics. All through trained and
experienced member volunteers
USCDA is a USA based organization made up of people from
all walks of life, including lay people, current and former Military, Local, County, State and
Federal Law Enforcement, Special Operations, National Security, and Intelligence
personnel as well as Fireman, Wild Land Firefighters, Paramedics, Emergency
(EMTs) and other medical personal including Doctors and Nurses.
Nations have had to rely on citizen volunteers in times of crisis such as
war, revolutions, manmade and natural disasters throughout history.
It is the citizen that supports emergency government and agencies. It is the
trained volunteer who provides needed extra manpower during times of extreme
crisis. USCDA was created to promote and defend the unalienable God-given rights
of all citizens, regardless of race, sex or national origin, as is expressed in
the United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
We promote and defend the principles of just government bequeathed to us by our
forefathers to whit: That the principle of the Tenth Amendment shall stand
inviolate, as history has shown that the greatest system of checks and balances
exists with the people and their States to check the powers accrued by the
federal government and to support the people during emergencies of every
nature and by supporting the United States Constitution. Each member takes an
oath to support and defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and
domestic, so help us God. Our Oath is to the Constitution
Our goal is to create local chapters in every county and
cities where the local
residents can be trained in emergency management, and to encourage all
our members to train in the many disciplines necessary to the function of the
organization as a whole and to the members individually. We further educate our
members in areas of history, the constitution, law and principle as laid out by
our founding Fathers.
We believe in the Constitution and the
principles of freedom, liberty and justice for all. By joining USCDA you
will have available training for both manmade and natural emergencies. And learn
how to protect your family, your community and your nation. Our members are able
to deal with and respond locally as well as other areas. When responding to
natural disasters for the people and by the people the dollar savings to the
peoples government is immeasurable. It is neither
practical nor economically feasible to maintain such a sizable establishment
under ordinary conditions. But, in times of real crisis they are necessary and
must be readily accessed. like the military, fire, police, and emergency medical
We have developed and use a cohesive and competent command structure.
This hierarchical system of rank used by the USCDA is a line authority
system proven most efficient and functional in a crisis. Large numbers of
volunteers can be accessed and quickly pressed into service more efficiently.
Much of the training provided members are though USCDA, with some selected
special training through the Federal Emergency Management
Agency, (FEMA) National Fire Academy, California Specialized Training Institute.
Survival, Preparedness, Firearms training and strategic training provided by USCDA and other private groups..
USCDA centers on these areas and of
accessing, organizing, and utilizing volunteers as a backup resource if needed for
national, and state government and more importantly county sheriffs. The USCDA provides a structure and
organization whereby we can provide well trained and supplied boots on the
ground. Provide emergency supplies of all types including heavy equipment such as bull dozers and emergency medical
supplies. This is provided
and maintained by, individuals, companies, and private organizations for
low-cost, or no cost, to the government. These reserves of working heavy
equipment and skilled operators are an economic necessity in time of disaster.
Equipment provided by private sources is often equal to, or exceeds, that
provided by the government. USCDA will respond to any emergency with all
our resources and volunteers when deemed appropriate.
UNITED STATES CIVIL DEFENSE ASSOCIATION (USCDA)
You want to help, but what can you do WTSHTF? Terrorists destroy a government
building and a friend is trapped inside. A large earthquake has destroyed much of
the city and all local agencies are overloaded. A child may have been exposed to
chemical or biological agents. A major fire is spreading to your neighborhood,
but all firefighters are busy elsewhere. A building collapsed, people are injured
and no immediate medical attention is available. Your worried about the legal
aspects of providing help. Young hikers are lost in the forest. Homes have been
destroyed and people need shelter and food. A neighbor may be experiencing a heart
attack. A building has caved in and hasty rescue efforts might cause even more
damage and loss of life. Or worse yet, hostel foreign troops try to occupy
your area or full resurrection with marauding gangs
threaten you and your family. When trained you will be much better able to
handle such situations and survive. When properly trained and prepared you
can provide protection for you, your family and your organization. You'll be
able to show loved ones what to do when
the next big earthquake comes and administer emergency first aid. Set up an emergency
communications network/ Provide help while avoiding legal complications. Utilize
emergency preparedness or disaster preparedness kits. Organize search and rescue
teams. Be the person who knows what to do in an emergency.
USCDA Teams need more member/volunteers with a variety of skills to
perform the various functions of our well-organized teams.
Leaders are needed to provide cohesion to the various USCDA groups and
functions. It is necessary that USCDA Teams jump into action in the first
critical hours of a major emergency. USCDA Teams must be mobilized on a moments notice.
Do you have skills that can help get other team
members up to speed for that future disaster or other emergency that could be a few years or a few
days away? We need more volunteers to contact large and small companies to
donate emergency relief supplies for our current and future missions. Military
style trainers to train the trainers. Clerical persons are also needed to support USCDA emergency operations, document
actions taken, provide information to the teams, and maintain records and help
develop a web
site. Amateur radio operators
to provide emergency communications for missions, command posts and to support Emergency Operations Centers
and/or Forward bases, Mobile
Command Vehicles, Field Command Posts. Equestrian posses, Four
Wheelers and clubs for
Search and Rescue operations in rugged and off road terrain.
Virtually all costs associated with membership are borne by each individual
Compensation comes in knowing that you may have helped save
a life, a good feeling for doing your civic duty and self satisfaction in
belonging to an
organization whose goals are for the common good of all of the citizens..
As a member you provide your own uniforms, patches, mission gear and
personal preparedness supplies.
Over time you can expect to spend upwards to $500 for uniforms, personal
and specialty equipment. A few training costs can be expected. Leadership
members will also have to bear
the cost of their duty weapon and associated leather gear which can be another
$500 to $600.
Basic membership expenses for basic members volunteers are somewhat less than
the above costs since their
uniforms and other needs are more basic. If you itemize your income tax return,
you can deduct most expenses
that you incur as a member of the USCDA. Please do not allow costs to discourage
interest - you will have ample time to comply with these requirements.
USCDA leadership Member Pledge
Recommended for USCDA members. Any or all of the following ISP
JOIN A USCDA TEAM TODAY! PREPARE FOR TOMORROW!
Member Application Effective as of 12 Sept 2012
Leadership member Fee $25.00 per year. .
No member fee for basic general members.
For those new members or current members interested in being a leadership member
to obtain rank or start their own chapter within the USCDA. Send check or money order in the amount of
$25.00 made out to USCDA, along with the completed application to HQ’s.
To start a chapter in your area you must be a
Leadership Member with the USCDA have a minimum of five paid USCDA Leadership
members. . This will include Chapter Charter Certificate, package of needed
By-Laws, documents and training information along with automatic national board
USCDA Headquarters 301 Forest Ave., Laguna Beach, CA 92651 Office Fax (949)
E-Mail Or Snail Mail Application to become a USCDA
leadership member Or local chapter.
UNITED STATES CIVIL DEFENSE
uniform Patch and rank
Minimum Gear Required
RESCUE GROUND and MOUNTAIN RESCUE TEAMS
If your interested in being a search and rescue K9 dog
handler you must be certified. You can do this through
Working K9 Handler
Education on line. Initiatives include there Paws of Life K9
Placement Program, and K9 Team Coaching. All of these programs are designed to
create more highly qualified detection dog teams at the local level.
Specifically search and rescue canine teams are
extremely important to law enforcement, emergency management professionals and
the families of lost and missing people. Volunteer K9 search and rescue teams
can be used to find persons/children in the following instances:
- Lost hunters, hikers, bikers, wilderness
- Drowning victims
- Disoriented elderly persons who wander away from
their care facility
- Whenever there is a lost/missing person