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Code Enforcement Disaster Assistance Response (CEDAR) Team Volunteers


Who can be a CEDAR Team Volunteer?

  • Certified Code Enforcement Officials
  • Certified Building Safety Inspectors
  • Registered Design Professionals
  • Others with specialized skills, knowledge or abilities

What is the process to volunteer?

Step 1 - QUALIFY

  • Complete two National Incident Management System (NIMS) prerequisite courses (ICS-700 Introduction to the National Incident Management System, and ICS-100 Introduction to the Incident Command System) available in a classroom setting or online.
  • Information on accessing the online courses, FEMA course eligibility toward annual in-service training credits, and receiving your FEMA Transcript, is available HERE.

Step 2 - APPLY (Not applicable/available until early 2014)

  • Complete and submit the CEDAR Application
  • Complete and submit the Employer Release Form, where applicable
    • This verifies that your municipality will allow you to respond to PBDA activations, periodic drills and training exercises

NOTE: CEOs that successfully completed the 6-hour CEDAR orientation training course offered at the 2012 NYSBOC Annual Conference must still complete and submit an application.

Step 3 - TRAIN

  • Successfully complete the 6-hour orientation training
  • The 6-hour orientation training course will be offered based on the numbers and locations of CEDAR participants completing STEPS 1 and 2

You will THEN be added to the CEDAR Team roster.


For More Information, Contact:
Eric C. Bradshaw
Disaster Response Coordinator, Emergency Management Unit
Department of State Division of Building Standards and Codes
One Commerce Plaza
99 Washington Ave, Suite 1160
Albany, NY 12231-0001
Phone: (518) 474-4073
Fax: (518) 486- 4487
Eric.Bradshaw@dos.ny.gov