About Us

The Joint Civil Aid Corps (JCAC) consists of three distinctive, but interwoven, strands held together by the Executive body.  The three strands – the Civil Aid Volunteer Corps (CAVC), Community Resilience Volunteers (CRVs), and the Civil Cadet Corps (CCC), each have their individual roles to play in an organisation that seeks to rebuild a Civil Defence Corps for the modern society.  We will achieve this through the development of Community Resilience network that will lead to a National framework.

The CAVC is the adult operational arm of the organisation.  Currently there are two streams within the units: First Aiders, and Generalists.  Everyone that joins the Corps will start as a ‘generalist’ to learn basic skills that will enable them to assist at an incident the moment they arrive.  Once Basic and Level 1 Training are completed, members will get the opportunity to stay with the generalists or become a specialist in the Medical and Welfare Division.  As the organisation continues to develop, the First Aiders will progress to our level of the Emergency Support Medic trained to deal with trauma care, triage and mass casualty events.  As numbers grow, the generalists will be able to specialise in one of 20 other trades such as communications, security, logistics, and search & rescue to name just a few. 

The CRVs are our version of a Resilience ‘Neighbourhood Watch’.  The CRVs are area specialists building and maintaining an in-depth background knowledge of their local areas, including facilities, parts which they consider a safety risk or hazardous, and where vulnerable people are. They will also act as resilience information conduits within their communities and participate in co-ordinated efforts should an emergency or other need arise.

The CCC is the youth arm.  The aim is to build confident and capable young adults, who will in turn, continue to support their communities throughout adulthood by joining the CAVC.  Their training mirrors the training given to the adults and from the age of 16, it is expected that the senior cadets will start to work and qualify alongside the Adult units under the supervision of appropriate instructors.
When an emergency strikes, clear recognition and identification is paramount.  Certainly, in emergency situations, uniforms can provide a sense of safety and control to members of the public – to this end all members of the JCAC will be required to wear a uniform.



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