Id suggest that we work to integrate the various volunteer disciplines and organizations. The fine material and programing of the CERT program is applicable to Medical Reserve Corps volunteers and other organizations. American Red Cross has offerings that are the world standard and should be available to other volunteer groups. Civil Air Patrol and Coast Guard Auxiliary are the gold standard in various emergency disciplines.
I'd like to see some coordination of programing efforts, perhaps at the Citizen Corps level. This could allow the subject matter expertise of of the individual groups to share their unique best practices to better prepare individuals. Each type of program has its strengths but cross training could benefit all volunteers. .