According to a recent news release, the state Department of Health is encouraging residents to join the Emergency Registry of Volunteers.
SERVPA is a secure, statewide database of pre-credentialed volunteers who can be called upon during major disasters or public health emergencies.
According to the Health Department, about 10,500 medical and non-medical volunteers are registered across the state.
The goal is to engage volunteers in local emergency service and to respond to requests for emergency help in other states.
Coordinated by the Department of Health, SERVPA was established in response to a federal order to enhance the nation’s disaster-response capability.
Pennsylvanians interested in registering to volunteer through SERVPA should visit online at https://www.serv.pa.gov.