Do you have an hour or two to spend with family or friends?

October 13, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. The Greene Turtle Sports Bar and Grill, 7556 Teague Road, Hanover, MD 21076 (Arundel Mills Mall) is hosting our end of the year fundraiser.  This venue puts you right where the Maryland Casino or Arundel Mills Shopping Mall is located. 


While you are enjoying your time with family or friends at The Greene Turtle,  a portion of the proceeds will support our Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). 


Bring the coupon found here with you and present to your bartender or server letting them know you are participating in the Funds for Friends fundraiser. 


The Anne Arundel County and City of Annapolis Citizen Corps Council and CERT are nonprofit 501(c) 3 organizations.  Thank you in advance for participating in this worthy cause.


The next CERT Basic Training Class will be October 31, 2014, November 1-2, 2014 at the Anne Arundel County Fire Academy, 415 Maxwell Frye Road, Millersville, MD 21108.  Please sign-up through this link:

Your Opinion Counts!

Please review and comment to Jim Martin about the following documents.  DRAFT Anne Arundel County and City of Annapolis Citizen Corp Council, Inc. Fiscal Policies, Anne Arundel County and City of Annapolis CERT Three Year Strategic Plan, Citizen Corps Council of Anne Arundel County and the City of Annapolis Three Year Strategic Plan and  Anne Arundel County and City of Annapolis Community Emergency Response Team Bylaws. 


These four documents are currently in DRAFT form awaiting all comments that are due by November 1, 2014.  Final policies will be approved at the November 18, 2014 Citizen Corps Council and CERT meeting held at the Anne Arundel County Fire Department Headquarters, 8501 Veterans Highway, Millersville.

BGE Accepting Application for Emergency Response and Safety Grants -- help needed with the process

Calling All Grant Writers:  Citizen Corps is looking for experienced people who would like to help apply for grants to support the county's Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT).  Others who may not have grant-writing experience but would like to help with the process also are welcome.  Please contact Jim Martin for further details:

CERT Award of Appreciation


On September 16, 2014 CERT received a Certificate of Appreciation from the Villages of Dorchester for our participation in making their National Night Out such a success.  Thank you to all that volunteered to answer questions from over 300 community members that participated in this National event.


A very gracious letter signed by the Board of Directors for the Villages of Dorchester accompanied the above certificate.

Mark Your Calendar

Please mark your calendar for the following events or simply go to the EVENTS tab at the top of the screen and view the current calendar of events.


October 11, 2014 Fire and Police Expo, Sandy Point State Park -- Volunteers needed!

October 31 - November 2, 2014 Basic CERT Training Class, Anne Arundel County Fire Academy  --  sign-up through Eventbrite:

Preparing Older Americans

Preparing Older Americans Partnering with older Americans and engaging them in preparedness efforts can make a significant difference in communities before, during, and after disasters.  To find out more, go here...

Rural Readiness

Large flat tracts of land, such as farms and fields can be vulnerable to a variety of natural hazards. Floods can damage crops and make them inedible. Large isolated barns and silos may be particularly vulnerable to lightning, and by extension, fire.    To read more...


2014 Crab Raffle

And the winner is...    Mike Veal, pictured here with Jim Martin, Chairman of Citizen Corps Council and Treasurer, Mark Chang.


Thank you to everyone for your generous contributions.  We were able to raise $594.00 that will go towards supporting our outreach and training efforts.

Citizen Corps and CERT Store front

Queensboro Shirt Company is our vendor of choice for Citizen Corps and CERT embroidered apparel, bags and accessories.  Since 1982 QB Stores has been a pioneer in the custom logo apparel business.  Alfred Fronefield, Vice Chair Citizen Corps Anne Arundel County and the City of Annapolis has a limited supply of bags for sale.  Or feel free to contact our store front with QB Stores and order directly from them.  To visit our store front,


Emergency Mass Notification System - CodeRED


Anne Arundel County, in conjunction with the City of Annapolis has an Emergency Mass Notification System capable of reaching thousands of residences and businesses in a matter of minutes.  A pre-recorded message with important information can be delivered to a live person, an answering machine or TTY/TDD device.


Please use the CodeRed link to register your mobile device only.  You do not need to add your landline.


General membership meeting

 Meeting location:

Anne Arundel County Fire Department Headquarters, 8501 Veterans Highway, Millersville, MD 21108


Next meeting:  October 21, 2014 7:00 PM until 8:30 PM


Agenda can be viewed under the Members Only section.





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