The Office of Preparedness Reserve Unit consists of volunteers who wish to give back to their community.  Reserves are trained in all aspects of emergency preparedness and fill vital roles during emergency situations, such as, earthquakes, tornadoes, winter weather events, and floods.  They also assist in providing training to assist citizens in emergency preparedness.

Reserves are trained in planning, logistics, incident command, GIS, sheltering operations, communications, and basic hazardous materials awareness.

To become a Reserve, you must meet the following:

  • Must have graduated from an accredited high school or GED at the time of application
  • Be at least 18 years-old at the time training begins
  • Must be a citizen of the United States, or a permanent legal resident of the United States who is an honorably discharged veteran of the United States armed forces pursuant to §38-8-105(d)
  • Must be a resident of Shelby County
  • Service Requirements: 4 hours/month + 1 monthly meeting

Recruit Training

The training is a three tier model that takes place over a 3 month period.  Many of the classes can be completed on line.

Are there any costs involved?  No

  • Initial uniforms provided
  • Equipment and gear provided

To apply, please complete the SCOP Reserve Application and return to Shelby Logan at

For more information, contact our office at 901-222-6706