Volunteers NEEDED

PGCHD’s (Prince George's County Health Department) is offering a full-scale medical countermeasures exercise on Thursday, April 9, 2015 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  PGCHD is in need of 250 to 300 volunteers.  Please see the below fliers for registering and more information.

PGCHD April 9th Volunteer Flyer.pdf
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PGCHD Volunteer POD Information.pdf
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CERT Basic Training Class

The next CERT Basic Training Class will be at the Anne Arundel County Fire Academy on April 24, 2015 -- 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. for orientation; April 25 and April 26, 2015 Classroom and Field Exercises both days start time is 8:00 a.m.  please contact Acting CERT Coordinator Bruce Becker at CERTCoordinator@aacitizencorps.org for more information or to register.  SPACE IS LIMITED.


Registration for CERTCON 2015 is now open.
As an incentive to register early (which will help us in the planning process) there will be raffle drawings for CERT-related prizes with various cut off points for each raffle.
Please pass the word to your CERT teams and other emergency or disaster response personnel who may be interested.

Training Opportunities

Active Shooter:  March 14, 2015, Berwyn Heights Town Center, 5700 Berwyn Road, Berwyn Heights, MD 20740 – 2nd Floor   Telephone: 301-474-5000

Course Overview:  An active shooter is an individual actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a confined and other populated area. In most cases, active shooters use firearms and there is no pattern or method to their selection of victims. Active shooter situations are unpredictable and evolve quickly. All people can help prevent and prepare for potential active shooter situations. This course provides guidance to individuals, so that they can prepare to respond to an active shooter situation. This course is not written for law enforcement officers, but for non-law enforcement individuals. The material may provide law enforcement officers information on recommended actions for non-law enforcement individuals to take should they be confronted with an active shooter situation.


Course Objectives:  Upon completing this course, the participant will be able to:

• Describe actions to take when confronted with an active shooter and responding law enforcement


• Recognize potentialworkplace or crowded events violence indicators. 

• Describe actions to take to prevent and prepare for potential active shooter incidents.

• Describe how to manage the consequences of an active shooter incident.


To Register:  Space is limited. ContactMike Attick at mikeattick@verizon.net


Please see the following .PDF training opportunity for E0197 Integrating Access and Functional Needs into Emergency Planning for May 27–28, and September 9–10, 2015. EMI is pleased to be offering this course in partnership with the FEMA Office of Disability Integration and Coordination (ODIC). Currently, we are not accepting requests for off-campus offerings. EMI and ODIC are working on creating a formal process for requesting and filling requests for L0197 (off-campus) offerings.

If you have any questions about attending residential training at EMI, please contact John Broaddus at john.broaddus@maryland.gov.

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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...

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, http://aacitizencorps.qbstores.com


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:  March 17, 2015 7:00 PM until 8:30 PM


Agenda can be viewed under the Members Only section.





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