June 29-30, 2013
Save the date and join us for the National Capital Region’s 3rd Annual Cert Convention, hosted by the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department. CERT Con is a two day seminar/functional exercise that offers training, networking and sharing of best practices to CERT members in the National Capital Region.
Saturday, June 29th will feature a lecture series from practicing professionals in the fields of emergency management, public health preparedness, search and rescue, disaster psychology, and more! The speakers hail from a variety of organizations and agencies, including FEMA, NOAA, Virginia Task Force-1 (TF-1), Search & Rescue (NASAR) and more. This lecture series will take place at the Northern Virginia Community College, Annandale Campus, in Fairfax, Virginia.
Sunday, June 30th will feature a hands-on drill at Lorton, a disaster training site. This exercise will give our CERTs an opportunity to sharpen and advance their skills and work together as a multijurisdictional team. From moulage to triage, you’ll experience it all.
For more information on the event, and to register, please go to http://certcon2013.eventbrite.com
Welcome to the Montgomery County, Maryland Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) website. The Montgomery County CERT Program is managed by Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service.
In addition to remaining on standby should the need arise for support in times of emergency, Montgomery County CERT is actively engaged in the community growing its number of outreach events. It's membership continues to grow annually with its outstanding training curriculum.
Montgomery County CERT looks forward to participating in its annual support and exhibition at the Montgomery County Agricultural Fair in August, actively participating in discussions and exercises at the yearly National Capital Region event - CERTCON.
In reflecting back at 2012, Montgomery County CERT participated in many events, including the annual events listed above, and provided shelter operations support during the response and recovery period of Hurricane Sandy that ravaged the East Coast in late October.
The organization anticipates another successful year and aims to continue growing its membership. Montgomery County CERT anticipates piloting several programs that will benefit the community. For example, it is desired to build from its success from the March snow storm, called "Snowquester", where CERT members uploaded photos and situational reports throughout the day. The real-time data was valuable and proved that, given some formalization, can be utilized by officials in emergency management.
Interested in Montgomery County CERT Services?
If you are interested in having Montgomery County CERT visit your agency/organization, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interested in joining Montgomery County CERT?
If interested in joining Montgomery County CERT, sign up now for the September CERT Basic Class by going to the "Training" Tab to see our schedule, contact information and application.
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Updated March 17, 2013